Martin Pate | Atlanta Area Fine Artist

Childrens Oil Portrait Artist Atlanta

Oil on Canvas

Why traditional oil portraits?

A portrait can capture days fondly remembered, or the innocence of youth. Portraits become family heirlooms that are treasured by generations to come, and oil portraits specifically are known to last for hundreds of years. Allow Martin to use his thirty years of experience to preserve your family's memories through the classic art of portraiture. Visit the Portrait Gallery to see more examples of Martin's portrait work, or contact him using the button below.

Why choose Martin?

One of Atlanta's most respected portrait artists, Martin has been trusted by families across the southeast for over 30 years.

Martin Pate graduated from Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida in 1981. His figurative works quickly won acclaim, and his natural ability to paint people has led to hundreds of portrait commissions over the last 30 years. Recent portraits of South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges' children hung prominently in the Columbia, SC mansion during his term, and families across the Southeast have trusted Martin to preserve their memories.

Martin’s work can be found in museums, National Parks, fine art galleries and homes across the country. Use the button below to contact Martin now, or Click Here to learn more about Martin.


"Words can not express the love I feel when I look at the beautiful portraits that Martin Pate painted of our children. I cherish the memories I have of them at that sweet age, and Martin captured them so perfectly that it fills my heart with joy! Martin is not only a wonderful artist but a wonderful person."

- Sandee

"Martin painted our children when they were each 16. We felt that at 16 they were still children but adult enough so that their looks wouldn't change much. [He] captured the very essence of our children's personalities, In the way they sat, the way they held their hands which leaves no doubt in the viewers mind of who the subjects are. Our daughter loved her childhood dog so much that she wanted him in her portrait. He was a solid black dog, which I know is difficult to paint. Martin so captured Guinness, that when he saw the painting, he wouldn't stop barking at the dog. Martin also gave us good advice, that we purchase frames for both of them at the same time, so they would match. We certainly would have never thought of this, but has allowed us to keep them hanging together. Martin is accommodating to work with. We loved how he gave us three sketches and then allowed us to mix and match, until we had the perfect portrait of each of our children."

- Marie