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Darrin Martin
visual artist

Artist Statement

As an artist, and as a human being, I 

endeavour to brighten the world with colour and light. Through my own expressive style and a variety of mediums, I strive to breathe new life and vision into the world we view everyday.

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-

I took the one less traveled by,

and that has made all the difference."

 - Robert Frost

  • Graduate of the Visual Arts program at College of the North Atlantic, 1999

  • Awarded the Olive Young Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Studies

  • Awarded the College of the North Atlantic's President's Award of Excellence for top marks

  • Solo Exhibition at The Masonic Temple with Spirit of Newfoundland, 2019​

  • Artwork shipped internationally, 2020

  • Official opening of NorthSide Studios NL Gallery space (April, 2021)

  • Artist-in-Residence in Newtown (New-Wes-Valley), 2021, with exhibition at the Sealers Interpretation Centre at the Barbour Living Heritage Village

  • Contributing artist for the inaugural "Artists of Torbay" exhibition (July, 2022)

  • Featured artist of The Historic Sites Assoc. of NL at The Heritage Shop

  • Guest artist for 6th Annual "Authors In Art" show in Freshwater, Conception Bay North, NL.


Darrin is a visual artist located in the scenic town of Torbay in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. He and his wife, Georgina, operate the studio and gallery of NorthSide Studios NL. Together they homeschool their three daughters, Grace, Faith and Hope. Add in a zoo of animals, and you have the formula for a very colourful life!

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