Martines Guest Artists

Sunday evening is our music night showcasing the acoustic side of local musical talent. As an added feature, Martine's also displays a distinctive selection of art by well known local artists.

Cara Baird - Visual Artist

Currently Showing in our Bistro

See her work at




For as long as Cara can remember, she has always been passionate about drawing and painting; watching an idea transform into a work of art is very satisfying. Mesmerized by the works of Dorothy Manning, Salvador Dali, Amy Judd and Michael Parks to name a few, these artists captured the essence of painting a surreal dream, which captivated Cara and inspired her to paint her own twists on reality.

Graduating with an art scholarship in the early 90’s, which landed her in the field of graphic design, she worked in Vancouver for a few years, and then attended Emily Carr College of Art & Design. Participating in many workshops and keeping busy with privately commissioned pieces of work, Cara continued to learn and design her unique styles and techniques to create one of a kind paintings.

Cara’s recent successes include being commissioned to paint the lobby art for “Triple M Metal” in Ontario, Completing a ten painting “Rock & Roll” collection for Vista Radio Corporation, which can be seen in radio stations across Alberta & British Columbia. She was commissioned by the owner of Beaufort Wines Mr. James Cameron to create a label that was used for the “Beausphine” premium wine named after James Cameron’s daughter Josephine.

Telling stories through her paintings, sparking a conversation or debate about our history and culture, stretching our imaginations to see life in a different light, this is what inspires her. She’s excited to mold together new ideas and concepts in the future, and explore all the different angles of the world brought to life on canvas.


Sea of Wisdom

Into The Blue




From Here to There From There to Here

Escaping Reality

You can see Cara's work online at


Jeff Drummond

Jeff is a new arrival to Vancouver Island, coming from Calgary where he has been a fixture on the jazz scene. He has played across Canada with numerous groups, most notably with his trio, Sinistrio (

Larry Ayre

Larry Ayre draws on all his experience with a "Bach to the Blues" approach. From Spanish Romance to Georgia on My Mind with the Girl From Ipanema in between. You can hear several examples of his music by visiting While you're there check out some of the other musical things that he does (weddings, guitar lessons etc.)

Anela Kahiamoe

Anela Kahiamoe, the Comox Valley's transplanted Hawaiian, is also a well rounded guitarist and singer. He has an uncanny ability to engage the audience with his stories and captivating personality.

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1754 Beaufort Ave,
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for dinner from 5:00 pm

*For your convenience our Bistro is wheelchair accessable