Marty Baptist’s paintings are a mix of astute observations and out loud thoughts. The work has a dark sense of humour that he matches off against the everyday. Baptist's imagery ranges from oblique pop culture references, to loose figurative observations.
Baptist's use of text gives the work another dimension of overture often at times making it hard to understand whether his remarks are made honestly or in jest.
His work questions how we live our daily lives - often stating the obvious he creates an air of uncertainty around the simplest of things.
Baptist's work has been featured nationally and internationally. On a commercial level he has been commissioned to work on such labels as Krooked Skateboards (U.S.A), Cliché (France), Huffer (New Zealand), Misfit and Paramount Hotel (Australia).
Baptist's work is held in numerous private and institutional collections