August SpotlightDavid M Martin
In the three since David’s passing there have been a few artists attempting to move in on his distinctive style. None have succeeded.
David Martin was a meticulous painter, with nothing left on the canvas that was extraneous or haphazard. Every element in the composition had to carry a clear purpose, each colour needed as the visual tinder to ignite an adjacent passage of paint just as the pattern of a field, curtain or wallpaper, would give a rhythm to a series of flat planes nearby.
He was an artist who delighted in pushing his work onwards: “Painting is an on-going experience, the artist should never stand still.”