Martin, David M D.A. RGI

Elected to RSW 1961

My paintings are derived mainly from Landscape and Still-Life. I react mainly to the abstract qualities and surface patterns I see around me. I prefer to work from drawings and then follows a distillation process where I decide on the approach to a particular piece. What results is a painting based on what is seen but becomes an equivalent of the visual image.

Studied Glasgow School of Art and had a successful teaching career ending in 1983 as principle of Hamilton Grammar School where I retired in order to paint full time. Since 1948 have exhibited regularly at the major Scottish Exhibitions and in London, New York and abroad.

The May Marshall Brown Award - RSW 1984
The Mabel MacKinlay Award - RGI 1990
The David Cargill Award - RGI 1995
Twice a prizewinner in the 'Laing' competition.
Robert Colqohoun Memorial Prize winner - 1974

1991 - Thackery Gallery, London
1995 - The Fosse Gallery
1998 - "New Directions", Roger Billcliffe Gallery
1999 - Retrosprective Exhibition as part of Perth Festival
2003 - Frederick Gallery, Dublin
2004 - "Rhythm and Blues", John Martin of London
2006 - John Martin
2009 - John Davies Gallery
2011 - Richmondhill Gallery, London
2013 - Lemon Street Gallery, Truro

The Scottish Arts Council
Scottish Television
City of Edinburgh Art Collection
Edinburgh Corporation
Robert Fleming & Company - 4Works
East Kilbride Town Council
Education Authorities of Edinburgh, Argyll, Dunbartonshire & Lanarkshire
The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock
Clydesdale Bank
Warburg Asset Management

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