Martin Welch, The Original "Crab Man"

I started painting crabs in May of 2002.

The paintings of the crabs and seafood began with a fish on a board, and around
the same time a dysfunctional  family called "The Sinclairs"  made their

The paintings of the crabs and the fish started out as a type of Sumi painting with
colors, inspired by cubism.  I used bright colors and palette knife to depict the
crabs and give them the shape and vibrant look.
Timothy Buckless and I have been going to art
markets for over 10 years and with his help all the
shows and the book work gets done.  It is the
whole left side right side brain thing.  Math was
never my subject in school.
I have become known for my crab paintings.  
But Don't forget !!!!!
I paint other things also; take a look at the paintings
above.  The painting on the above left is called "The
Old Goat Barn" and is owned by
Mrs. Herman R. Cohen.
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Selected as 1 of New Orleans Museum of
Art's "Love in the Gardens" 10 Best Artist
for 2008...
Watch for the above four pieces of my artwork above on the
upcoming HBO's t.v. series "Treme" starting April 2010....
May 2010 - Selected as 1 of The Windsor Court
Hotel's Top Seven Ambassadors from their 140
Characters of New Orleans contest...
    Watch for the above 2 paintings in the new Will Ferrell movie, "The Champaign".  They will
    be shown in Shana's (Kate Lang Johnson) condo....  The movie was filmed here in
    New Orleans, Gretna, LA and other surrounding areas....
October 28, 2012  -  Martin Welch Art, LLC is now located in the Louisiana
"Uptown University Cultural District" which means NO SALE TAX on any
ORIGINAL art purchased at this location (7938 Nelson St., NOLA  70125)....
Call 504.388.4240 for your appointment today!
The above piece was commissioned by Matt & Lauren Baricos of New York
for their new summer home in Spring Lake, NJ.  The piece measures
5'Wx4'H and is on a gallery wrapped canvas.  Thank you Matt & Lauren...
Watch for the above five pieces of my artwork above on upcoming
episodes of NCIS - New Orleans...   Oct. 2014/Dec. 2014