Martin Dawe is a sculptor who works primarily as a commissioned artist. Martin has become well known for his figurative and representational work, which ranges from loose, impressionist work, to traditional sculptures with a late 19th century style. Martin began his own custom sculpture studio in 1987 and incorporated as Cherrylion Studios in 1994.
Martin was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He moved to the United States when he was a child and grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey, ten miles from Manhattan. He studied at Boston University School of Fine Arts and received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Georgia State University. He apprenticed for 8 years under Julian Harris, a distinguished sculptor, medalist, and Georgia Tech professor emeritus of architecture, who taught 3-D design in Georgia Tech's Architecture School for over 30 years.
The studio in West Midtown Atlanta is a 6000 sq ft warehouse where Martin sculpts the clay and his apprentices make the rubber molds. The studio is well known for its creativity as well as the ability to collaborate, and deliver on time and in budget.
All Cherrylion’s work has been on a commission basis and the studio is not represented by a gallery.