From 1968 to 1969 Martin Venning was a student at the West of England College of Art. Subsequently he studied graphic design at Central School of Art. After graduating in 1972, he worked as a commercial artist in Cardiff and Bristol, going on to teach art from 1976 to 2003 at secondary schools in Bristol.
In 2003 Venning moved to Bude in north Cornwall.
Painting in watercolour
2019: Cornwall Watercolour Society, Rock Institute (11-17 July)
Cornwall Watercolour Society