Gerard Martin loves art, lacrosse, and boats. Following a boat ride with the dolphins along the north shore of Monterey Bay on a sunny September Saturday, we sat down together for coffee and conversation. 夏天的圣诞老人在澳门金沙网址面前的海滩上嬉戏, 他向我讲述了他来到约克学校的人生历程, first as a sabbatical replacement in 2004, then as a regular faculty member in 2006.
The son of a ship’s surgeon, Gerard has spent most of his life on the Central Coast. He grew up in Pebble Beach, messing about in the family sailboat and any other boat he could get his hands on. He attended Forest Grove Elementary School then Robert Louis Stevenson School where he developed his natural skills as an artist and discovered his love for lacrosse. His post-secondary education was at the University of the Pacific in Stockton and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he earned a B.A. in Studio Art and a B.F.A. in Illustration respectively. Youthful wanderlust took him to Reno but he soon realized the error of his ways and returned to the Pacific Coast and the Monterey Peninsula.
Prior to his tenure at York, Gerard taught at RLS, Monterey Peninsula College, the Carmel Art Foundation, and the Carmel Adult School. Throughout his career he has continued as a freelance artist and illustrator and has received considerable acclaim within the art community as a plein air painter.
In the York School art studios, Gerard has inspired dozens of students to overcome their “I am not an artist” mindset and create wonderful pieces of which they can be proud. 他在他们面前摆了各种各样的材料——油漆, pencil, paper, canvas, clay, wood, and wire—and helped them to express themselves in ways they never thought possible.
On the athletic fields, Gerard started York’s lacrosse program which has become one of our most popular sports for both boys and girls.