Clodoaldo Martins was born in Agulha, a small town in the Fernando Prestes district, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. While still young, at the age of 9, Clodoaldo was already very aware of his vocation: painting. He started drawing and, at the age of 13, encouraged by his parents, Clodoaldo took up a course with a drawing teacher by the name of Luis Dotto in the neighboring town of Catanduva. It was there that the young local talents concentrated. Still in his teens, Clodoaldo also took up painting lessons, first with artist Sergio Amorim and, later, with Celso Bayo.
In 2003, Clodoaldo met Washington Magueta, who helped him improve his technique. Soon afterwards he received invaluable guidance from Alexandre Fausto, a disciple of Arlindo Casttelani de Carli. As of 2005, this guidance started coming from Luis Claudio Morgilli, who introduced him to Gilberto Geraldo and Ronaldo Boner. And it was through the study groups conducted by Boner and the workshops delivered by Gilberto Geraldo that Clodoaldo Martins introduced new aesthetics to his work.
Currently, Clodoaldo's inspirations come from the classic and contemporary artists of the Alla Prima school who influence him in the ever-growing refinement of his artistic production.
Clodoaldo Martins holds a degree in arts rom the Faculdade Sao Luis, in Jaboticabal (Sao Paulo, Brazil).