Meet Marty

Whether you are a local resident or only visiting the Mississippi Gulf Coast, you will enjoy the wildlife works of Marty Wilson, a passionate Mississippi Artist and Gulf Coast Conservationist. An avid fisherman, Marty grew up at his father’s fishing camp on Point Cadet in Biloxi. There, he learned to trawl for shrimp and cast for speckled trout. He specializes in scenes inspired by nature, a field in which he is intimately familiar. His work personifies the “Lady of the Gulf Coast” from her antebellum homes, to the mystique of her barrier islands.

I was always taught, the pinnacle of life is to do what you love and love what you do, and if you can make a living at it, I don’t think it can get any better than that. I have to do my art as much as I have to breathe. It is that important to my existence, and I would not know how to live the rest of my life without it. – Marty Wilson


Marty Wilson loves nothing more than to fish and paint. He figured the best way to make a living was to do just that. He feels “Every artist needs to paint what they know, and I like to think I know a little something about fishing!” Much to the delight of all who appreciates his work, Marty has won numerous awards, putting him in the spotlight both locally and nationally.


• Department of Marine Resources Species Identification Posters. “Fishes of Gulf of Mexico”
• Created the artwork for South Mississippi FLW Pro Bass Tour for Walmart.
• Marty is the Official Artist for many other Fishing Tournaments such as: Isle of Capri Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic, President Casino Deep Sea Tournament, Wendy’s 2000 Shootout, Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, Mississippi Big Game Fishing Club, Mobile Big Game Fishing Club, Cobia World Championships, Destin Crabcruncher Classic, and Gorenflo’s Cobia Tournament
• Marty’s “Double Trouble” Print was chosen for Mississippi’s First of State Saltwater Stamp and Print by the Coastal Conservation Association
• Marty has appeared several times as Regional Instructor for Saltwater Sportsman Magazine’s National Seminar Series Program
• Received Outstanding Conservationist of the Year Award by Ducks Unlimited
• Marty’s Fine Art is in the Private Collections of: Sen. Trent Lott, Sen. Tommy Gollott, Newt Gingrich, Barry Switzer, Diane Sawyer, Charles Gibson, Marty Stewart, Travis Tritt, Emeril Lagasse, Andy Roddick, Andre Agassi, Roland Martin, Ron Sherra ESPN, Robin Roberts, Ronnie Musgrove, Brian Bozworth, Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down, Tony Perkins, and Dick Wilson

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