Laura Frances Martin gained a BTEC in Art & Design at North Devon College and then graduated with a BA (Hons) in Theatre at Dartington College of Arts. She is a visual artist and performer, with experience in technical and arts management, who has lived and worked in Cornwall since 1996. She is a founder member of ARTiculate and has been a core member of the Truro 'City of Lights' artist team since 2009. Her lantern commissions for City of Lights in 2009 and 2010 were chosen for long-term display in the Lander Gallery in Truro.
Martin's film projects include the female lead in the acclaimed Cornish feature 'Tink's Kitchen' (2008), short films and radio plays. She has recently published a children's book, 'The Mermaid and the Icecream Man'.
Sculpture, mixed media relief, oils, photography