The following was submitted by Bob Stone, friend of the artist, from artist’s own biographical information and interviews.
Martin Weekly was born Exeter, California, in 1936. He graduated from Exeter High School and received a degree in art from Sacramento State University in 1964. During the 1960's Weekly taught high school art in the public school system. Beginning in 1970 he devoted himself full time to his painting while living in a home and studio he built for himself in El Dorado Hills, California.
From 1988 to 1966, Martin and his late wife, Pat, owned a gallery in Carmel, California, where he exhibited his work and that of a few others. During this period Martin turned more and more to painting on location. The bulk of his work continues to be California landscapes in the plein air Impressionist style.
Martin Weekly has exhibited in numerous galleries and shows throughout the West. He has had solo exhibits at two public venues, the Tulare Historical Museum, Tulare, California, in 2004; and Arts Visalia, Visalia, California, in 2005.
Currently Martin serves as a director of the Courthouse Gallery in Exeter, and divides his time between his hometown of Exeter and Morro Bay, California. He is listed in Davenport’s Art Reference and Price Guide, and Samuels’ Contemporary Western Artists.
During his thirty-five year painting career, Weekly has been a participant with many galleries and shows, including the following:
Anita Stewart Haley Memorial Library Art Show Benefit – Midland Texas
Beau Arts Benefit Art Show – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Biltmore Galleries and Annual Celebrity Shows – Los Angeles, California
Bluebird Gallery – Laguna Beach, California
Brangus Auction and Art Show – Kerrville, Texas
Chriswood Gallery and Annual Art Event – Rancho California, California
Dan May Galleries – Scottsdale, Arizona
El Presidio Gallery – Tucson, Arizona
Fallbrook Western Art Show – Fallbrook, California
Huntsman Fine Arts Gallery – Aspen, Colorado
Joe Wade Fine Arts – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Nedra Matteucci Galleries – Santa Fe, New Mexiso
New Master Gallery – Taos, New Mexico
North Texas Rehabilitation Benefit Art Show – Wichita, Texas
Peppertree Western Art Show – Santa Ynez, California
Saddleback Western Art Shows – Los Angeles, California
Texas Art Gallery and Preview Shows – Dallas, Texas
Trailside Galleries and Show – Scottsdale, Arizona; Jackson, Wyoming; Carmel, California
Western Art in the Wine Country – Calistoga, California
Description of photo of painting included: “Spring Blossoms, Roseville”, o/c, 18'x24".