Martin was born in 1959 in the village of Kwamdorwa, in the Korogwe
District of the Tanga Region, Tanzania. Of Myao tribe origin,
he left his village in 1971 to look for work in the town of Tanga
where he met the painter Damian
MSAGULA. Peter Martin became one of Damian Msagula's
first students in 1971 and in 1974 he started painting on his
paints mainly village scenes in a storytelling style. He has gradually
come out of the Tingatinga mainstream in such a way that his work
would now be best described as naive painting.
Peter Martin's works can be found in inumerous private collections
and in various publications. His erotic paintings have also gained
quite a reputation.
"Tinga Tinga, the popular paintings fom Tanzania", Y.
Goscinny and "Art in Tanzania 2000", Y. Goscinny