Martin Gash was born in India in 1952 and for the first twenty years of his life lived in Sri Lanka, Aden, Ethiopia and the U.K. In the 1970's Martin studied at Teesside College of Art, The Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting and Whitelands College in London. In 1977 he moved to Australia where he lectured in Fine Arts for twenty years. From 1997 to 2003 Martin worked in outback New South Wales with the Kamilaroi Aboriginal Community developing arts based community enterprises.
Martin returned to the U.K. in 2003 and set up studios firstly in Norfolk, Caithness in the far north of Scotland and from 2006 to 2010 Edinburgh. In August 2010 Martin moved to Glen Muick near Balmoral in Aberdeenshire. In 2014 Martin moved to Cumbernauld in central Scotland where he spent six months renovating a house and building a studio. In 2016 Martin returned to Australia and now spends his time between Scotland and Australia.
Works are represented in public and private collections in, Australia, U.S.A., U.K., India, Holland, France & Malaysia.