Born in Dernashallog, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan, Martina grew up in the heart of the country. Then, as so often happens she moved as far away as she could possibly get from it! Classically trained in print her work as a graphic designer and illustrator in commercial print took her to Amsterdam, Dublin, Manchester and Belfast.
Then 15 years ago she moved to Youghal, Co Cork with her family and she found herself, back again in the heart of the country but this time with the added bonus of having the sea on her doorstep too.
And now after many years of working as a commercial graphic artist she has also returned to her first loves of creating art and storytelling.