Martin F. Arriola was born and raised in Los Angeles, California
He attended Art Center College of Design,
Pasadena as an Illustration Major.
Several years ago he purchased Richard Schmid's book
"Alla Prima", which convinced him to return to his passion for
Martin has recently retired from Mattel
Inc. after 32 years as a Product Designer. He'll now be able to pursue
his passion for painting on a full time basis. .
Ninety percent of Martin's work is done in Plein Air or from the
live model. He currently conducts a Sketching for Illustration
Workshop every Thursday evening at Mattel where he and his fellow
designers draw and paint from the costumed model.
Martin works primarily in Oils for landscapes and also works in
Watercolor and Pastels in the Workshop. He is an Artist member of
the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.