"I Want People To See The World
Through My Eyes."
When Donavan Martin
first dove into his exposure to art, it was at the age of 12 when he started taking
private oil painting lessons. He took these lessons for three years.
Now at age 50, Martin
remembers in High School he was kicked out of art classes because of his
unconventional thinking. He did however take five years of drafting which helped him
develop his wonderful eye for capturing images. While he was in the Navy, Martin taught
oil painting and has been painting for 30 years.
Martin says, "I
like to capture time. I like to shoot the spirit of the event. I want people to feel what
I feel, see the world through my eyes." His images clearly reflect this philosophy
When asked about his
love of Balboa, Martin explains, "When I was a kid I use to come out here. It made me
feel good. It has a European flavor. The people are really friendly here."
There's no such thing
as to much security.
Words Of Wisdom
WARNING: The consumption of
alcohol may cause you to roll over
in the morning and see something
Point Of View
Wheel In The Old Fun Zone
Bayview Hotel As Viewed
From The Ferris Wheel
I grew up on the Peninsula, the Point. It couldn't have been a better childhood!
It was the best...and I hate changes to the old town. I guess that
"progress" is inevitable but to wipe out old landmarks seems to be the
California way. The past is not valued here as it is elsewhere... Sad...I still love
taking the ferry back and forth just to take in the scents of my childhood breezing up the
Thanks for your site.
Chris (Spencer) Hooker
I am the webmaster for the Newport
Beach Lifeguard Web Page
First of all,
let me tell you I am really impressed with your site, especially your weather station.
My question is that I have been looking for a link or information on current
weather conditions for this area. I have had weather.com and intellicast.com on our
site, but as you know, they are taken at John Wayne Airport and they also seem to take a
while to download. Your current weather box on your front page is great and your
detailed weather page is excellent. Is there any way I could tap into this
links? I would give you all the credit and have links to your page from these boxes
or page. You are currently on our links page, but I would really appreciate any
advanced weather information you may have or you could share with me.