Martin Cervantez is a self taught artist, and is the very first Military Veteran Artist in residence at Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA. Martin is deeply involved with veteran arts programs, and serves on local, regional, and state veterans boards, and panels. Martin previously held the prestigious position as Artist in Residence at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, where He deployed to Afghanistan twice to visually document war based on his own observances. He has since retired, and continues to create hundreds of pieces of art to keep up with the demand of his young, successful collectors. Martin is also teaching art in what many say is the most liberating, challenging, and fun classes you can take at Workhouse Arts Center! He's inspired by the masters of modern art who paved the way for the rest of the art world to follow; Martin is also a trailblazing artist who has found that the use of rich textures can ultimately define his vision.