About Martin

Crutu - Hand Crafted Sculptures - Martin DoyleMartin was born and grew up in the beautiful seaside town of Skerries, in North County Dublin. 

Martin was educated in the local schools there namely St Patrick’s National and De La Salle college, on leaving school at the age of fifteen, Martin worked at a variety of jobs and took a lot from these experiences and observations.

Martin often said he found it difficult to be taught but easy to learn, and it was this aptitude that stood to him in his sculpting. Martin is self taught and in all the work Martin has done over the years, he has always looked for the creativity in it, from sign writing to window dressing etc.

In 1999 he launched ‘Crutu’, ( crutu being the gaelic for creation ) and to accommodate his larger sculpture works moved for a short while to Co Meath and from there on to the rolling landscape of Co Leitrim where he now lives and loves.

Martin has a passion for sculpting and has produced some stunning life size sculptures, from horses and hounds to sculpted busts of some well known Irish legends.

He has a wide portfolio of works at this stage being twenty five years since the launch of crutu and still has a lot more that he hopes to produce in the future.