Martin grew up in the Saguenay region of the province of Quebec and moved west of Montreal after graduating High School. During college, Martin studied Fine Arts and Professional Welding. He worked in and around garages, experimenting with painting cars, trucks and motorcycle. This quickly became an obsession with Fitto.
He accepted his first custom painting challenge in exchange for the equipment used to custom airbrush Jeep. The result not only dazzled everyone; it made his friends ask him to paint more vehicles! Fitto evolved as an airbrush artist by airbrushing leather jackets which led to his first paying airbrush artist position. Not long after his debut with the Jeep, he had 10 vehicles exposed at the 1993 Salon de l’Auto at Place Bonaventure in Montreal. The year after, that number grew to 19 vehicles. Fitto’s brand was born.