Saturday 18 January – Sunday 1 March 2020
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 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.
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 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 third exhibition at Sladers Yard.
Martyn Brewster’s new work can be viewed below. In addition to the paintings shown below, there will be a number of smaller paintings in the exhibition. Please click on an image to see them in a slide show with more details and prices. Any enquiries or for an invitation to the opening on 18 January please do contact Sladers Yard on email@example.com or t: 01308 459511.