Martin regards his mosaic work as a logical progression from animation, both of which involve building a coherent whole, displaying character and movement, from thousands of elements. His mosaics have been featured indoors and outdoors in swimming pools, murals, tables, floors, and sculpture, including a mosaic sculpture garden for children with special needs. Martin has been making mosaics for over 30 years and he still absolutely loves it!
"I am particularly inspired by the natural world and relish the challenge of capturing its organic grace in such a seemingly uncompromising medium", says Martin. Over the course of his career, he has had the opportunity to work with people of all ages and many schools, hospitals, community groups, including autistic, deaf and special needs children. With his work, Martin sets out to amuse and entertain.
For the past twenty years, Martin has been teaching mosaic courses all over the world with the intention, as he says, “To enable others to share in this wonderful medium".
He has authored six best selling books on mosaics. His latest book, which is his seventh, Martin Cheek Mosaic Artist: Creative Inspiration, has just been released by Unicorn Press, 2015.