From an artist father, Martial Durou grew up in the South of France; from a very early age confronted to the abundance of artists and different cultures typical to this Mediterranean area.
During 1997 and 98, Martial directed his skills and studies to Design, Graphics Arts and Industries. In parallel, he was involved with an artists association in the city of Avignon to help emerging artists and promote their artworks to local and national galleries.
Along the years, Martial's professional path led him to become an expert in colorimetry, branding and design consultancy, sending him to live in South East Asia, Spain, and finally the UK; while his artiStic skills and perspectives on our world and society evolved and matured.
Deciding to finally steer towards a more artistic career, Martial have known successes with classic portrait comissions, nudes comissions; and a more modern and instinctive approcah to his contemporary and abstract views. Particularly his "single continuous line" (or doodle) instinctive drawings, where the pen, brush or marker never leaves the substrate, have been very succesful (as side picture) selling through UK galleries, fine art auctions, amd international exhibitions.