|Birth place or City of origin:||Clifton|
|State of origin:||TX|
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Born and raised in the foothills surrounding his hometown of Clifton, Texas, Martin Grelle grew up with a deep desire to capture on canvas the beauty of his home. Grelle began to paint at an early age and by 1995 was elected into the prestigious Cowboy Artists of America. Working in a variety of media, but particularly with oils, Grelle characteristically paints with a moderate amount of detail, striving to emphasize color and texture as a means of creating a visual image. He most enjoys dramatic light and water, but he is equally at home painting rain and fog. He has in recent years become more and more drawn to doing what he calls “period” paintings, using historical settings and incidents to develop more visual stories.