Edward Goldsmith founder of the Ecologist Magazine and a keen collector of Martin Jordan’s paintings introduced the artist to John Aspinall, renowned casino owner and breeder of endangered wild animals. John Aspinall commissioned numerous works over a ten year period including two mural rooms in the mansion of Port Lympne estate in Kent, and a Tropical Pavilion Dining Room at Aspinalls Club in Mayfair, London.
Martin’s work is oil on canvas, grand in scale and inspired by decades of independent expeditionary travel in the tropics, mostly in South America. With his wife Tanis he has co-authored two travel books and illustrated four award winning books about Amazonia, it’s wildlife and tribal peoples.
Recent years have been dedicated to paintings of the imagination, many of which accompany an illustrated story entitled ‘Lonesome George’ on this website
Martin and Tanis live on and manage a small private nature reserve in Shropshire, England