William Martin was born in Mexico City in 1953, and at age three moved to Los Angeles, California, with his family.  Growing up, he spent summers with his siblings and cousins visiting his grandparents in Queretaro, Mexico, at their small hotel in the country.

During his twenties, William apprenticed himself to a successful artist in Hollywood. He has a natural gift and quickly picked up the skills. He began visiting every available art exhibit and museum, eventually getting permission to copy a Rembrandt in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and was soon teaching oil painting classes. William later opened an art school, where, for fifteen years, he taught the nearly lost oil painting and glazing techniques of the Old Masters. He has avidly pursued a deep knowledge of Art History, and brings this knowledge to each of his paintings.

William’s paintings are found in private collections in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the UAE, and have been exhibited in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Carmel, Aspen, Denver and San Miguel de Allende.

He currently resides in San Miguel de Allende.