Martyn Brewster

Martyn Brewster

Ways of Seeing Landscape

paintings, drawings and etchings

Saturday 27 January until Sunday 4 March 2018

with paintings by Anne Davies, Jo Fox and Anthony Garratt

furniture by Petter  Southall.

Martyn Brewster’s lyrical abstract paintings combine seductive combinations of colour with vigorous poetic compositions producing paintings, prints and pen and ink drawings of the Dorset coast that are collected worldwide.

Martyn Brewster  Winter Coast 4  acrylic and collage on canvas  2017  120 x 90 cm  £7800

Winter Coast 4 acrylic and collage on canvas 120 x 90 cm

Martyn has lived near the cliffs and beaches of Southbourne in Dorset for thirty years inspired by the natural landscape, the sea and the light as well as by colour and by the paint itself. Recently he has introduced a more neutral palette which seems to give space for his use of tone – light and dark – and of the contrasting qualities of paint which can be thick or thin, translucent or opaque, defined or free flowing. Beautifully chosen vivid colour speaks out in the quieter surround creating paintings of contemplative power and pleasure.

Martyn Brewster Winter Trees 2 40 x 40 cm oil on canvas £1600

Winter Trees 2 40 x 40 cm oil on canvas £1600

Recently, Martyn has been drawing the Dorset coastline he loves mostly between Bournemouth and Hengistbury Head in pen and wash. He makes these figurative nature studies on site in front of the motif mostly in blacks, whites and tones searching to express the composition and drama he sees in the multiplicity of nature.

Martyn Brewster D5 Hengistbury Head 21 x 15 cm ink and wash 2017 £325

Hengistbury Head 21 x 15 cm ink and wash


Martyn Brewster was born in Oxford in 1952. He studied Art and Design in Hertfordshire and Fine Art (Painting) in Brighton followed by a Postgraduate diploma in Printmaking. He has been working as a professional artist ever since with regular solo shows in museums and galleries in London and throughout the UK as well as exhibitions in USA, Canada and throughout Europe. He has won numerous awards and his work is in private, public and corporate collections worldwide including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum. Recently his work has entered the collections of Pallant House, Chichester and the Hepworth Wakefield. In London and New York he is represented by Waterhouse & Dodd. This is his second exhibition at Sladers Yard.


Martyn Brewster in his studio. photograph by Hattie Miles

Martyn Brewster’s works are shown below.  On bigger screens, click on any image to see it bigger with full caption.  To enquire about any painting or about the opening please do contact Sladers Yard on or t: 01308 459511.



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