Martin is a painter and screen printer based in South London. He studied at Croydon College, Trent Polytechnic and the Royal Academy Schools sometime in the last century.
He loved screen printing from the moment he was first properly introduced to it in 1981. From the outset he preferred the reduction method rather than the photographic/transfer processes commonly associated with screen printing.
His stencils are created by painting directly onto the screen, using screen block or screen painting fluid. The technique is simple but can become strikingly complex. The resulting prints resonate with many colours. Some of the work reveals a wry, whimsical charm and humour while other pieces whisper of more melancholic, emotional and enigmatic affairs.
Largely influenced by the traditions of English romanticism and American/European realism, Martin merges themes and inspirations of musical nostalgia, procrastination, elegiac decay, childhood recollections, poems, short stories, sheds, shelters, wild flowers and lost toys into a compelling array of images.
Edition of 30. 38cm x 56cm. £250
Screen print. Edition of 25.
Paper size 56cm x 38cm. £300
'Trumpet Player, Brockwell Park Meadow,. Limited screen print. Editon of 37. Paper size 38cm x 56cm. Image size 51cm x 33cm.£300.
It's Not Dark Yet But It's Getting There.
Screen print. Edition of 20.
56cm x 76cm. Image size 46cm x 66cm. £475
A Tooting Common Fable.
Screen print. Edition of 40.
28cm x 38cm. £200
Brixton Skyline II.
Screen print. Edition of 20. Paper size 32cm x 56cm. Image size 23cm x 48cm. £340