By the time he became a professional musician and sound designer in the 1980s, Martin Walker had already been an electronic engineer in radar and then hi-fi, a training manager for Atari, and a software author with a handful of well-received computer games to his credit.
His next seven years were spent on game soundtrack and sound effect commissions, completing over 100 projects across nine computer game formats. By the mid-1990s he had also started contributing heavily to music technology magazines such as Sound On Sound and Audio Technology, writing columns, reviews and features.
Martin now divides his time between writing, sound design, and releasing ambient albums on his own Yew Tree Magic label. His music has been described in reviews as ‘a breath of fresh air’, and ‘like a slowly turning musical kaleidoscope’, and is peaceful, mysterious, and deeply spiritual. It straddles genres including Ambient, Chill-out, Downtempo, New Age, Contemporary Instrumental, Neo-classical, and Music for Meditation.
Belinda has drawn and painted for most of her life. Motivated by her love of colour, form, and texture, her work derives its inspiration from nature, flowers and trees, the sea, and woods.
Her pastels are inspired by the dramatic coastline of North Cornwall where she lives and works in her studio/gallery in the area near Tintagel, Boscastle, and Port Isaac.
She exhibits original watercolours, soft pastels, hand painted silk scarves and greeting cards.
She also creates individual artwork for Martin's CDs, evoking images from beneath the sea, sacred places, and the land around her - in essence she creates her own world of imagination and colour.