Tony Martin studied Fine Art in the early 1980s at Leicester and St. Albans later gaining an MA in Theology and the Visual Arts from the University of Wales, Bangor. He has exhibited regularly for more than three decades as a painter, printmaker and draughtsman. He is a member of Somerset Printmakers and a founder member of Fingerprint Printmakers; his work has been commissioned for publications of the work of Jack Clemo (2016) Keith Waldrop (2018) both Guillemot Press, and Ray Givans (Subway, 2003).

Exhibitions

2018 : Plotted : Pieced, 44AD Gallery, Bath   //  Thinking Line : Making Space, The Slade Centre, Gillingham

2016 : Clay Land Moods, Sterts Arts Centre, Liskeard, Cornwall // Drawings, Acanthas Gallery, Wareham  

2014 : Along Edges, Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole

2013 :  Recent Drawings, Highgate Contemporary Art, London // Kindling the Scarp, Wheal Martyn Museum, St Austell, Cornwall //  SIX Projects Space, Bournemouth      

2011  :  Recent Drawings, Westcott's Gallery, St. Ives // Space, Grace & Line, Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, Bath     

2009 : Second Space, Recent Drawings & Prints, Marlborough College

2007 : Between the Lines, Sherborne House, Dorset // Spaces & Places, Bishop's Palace, Wells

2005 : Sequences, Recent Work- Bridgwater Arts Centre // Sequences, Recent Work - Mount House Gallery, Marlborough

2004 : Between the Lines, Recent Work, Brewhouse Arts Centre, Taunton

1998 : Into Silence, Portobello Gallery, London

1990/91 : Modern British & Gallery Artists, Christopher Hull Gallery, London

1985 : D.H.Lawrence Centenary, The Country of My Heart - Leicester Museum Art Gallery,  Nottingham Playhouse Theatre, touring exhibition

1983 : Artist's Showcase, Castle Museum, Nottingham // Recent Paintings, Midland Institute, Birmingham

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017 : SKETCH 17, Rabley Drawing Centre (touring) // DRAWN 2017 (2015) , RWA, Bristol  //  Millfield Open, Atkinson Gallery // Dorchester Open 2017 (2013 / 2011), Duke's Gallery

2016 : outLine, Heritage Courtyard Studios, Wells // Selected Prints, Quercus Gallery, Bath

2015 : Line & Mass, Meyrick Hall, Bournemouth //  Art Open 2015, Black Swan Arts Centre, Frome // Print & Process, Sidcot Arts Centre // Pressing Matters, Contains Art, Watchet

2014 : Winter Show, Highgate Contemporary Art, London // Wander in Gladness, Coleridge Cottage, Nether Stowey // Drawings & Prints, 3D Gallery, Bristol

2012 : Winter Show, Westcott's Gallery, St. Ives // Printmakers, Bridgwater Arts Centre // Evolver Prize, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield // Renewal and Regeneration, Thelma Hulbert Gallery      

2010  : Away Over the Hills, The Musgrove Gallery  // Contemporary Drawing, Rabley Drawing Centre

2009 : Impact! Spike Island, Bristol // Evolver (1st Prize), Dorchester County Museum // Cooper Young, Memphis TN, USA // Snap It Up, Bridport Arts Centre // Air Gallery, Wells

2008 : AAF, London, Bertram Enterprises // Contemporary Art, Morgan Boyce Contemporary Art, Marlborough

2007 : Somerset Printmakers, Salisbury Playhouse Gallery // A Walking Line, Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne

2006 : Mixed Exhibition, Thomas Corman Fine Art, London // Visible Arts School, Memphis TN, USA

2005 : The Road Less Travelled - Malthouse Gallery, East Lambrook Manor // Work, Place, Art - SE1 Gallery, London

2003  Hamburg Contemporary Print Fair, Germany // Somerset Printmakers -  Bridport Arts Centre

2002 :  South West Artists - Rowe & Maw, London //  Mind & Eye - Havant Arts Centre, Portsmouth // Printers Inc. - Brewhouse Arts Centre, Taunton  

2001 :  Bremen Contemporary Print Fair, Germany // Encore - Royal West Academy, Bristol  // Open 01 - Victoria Gallery, Bath

2000 :  Recent Prints, Spike Island, Bristol // Open 2000, Malvern Arts Festival // Person from Porlock -  Phoenix Gallery, Exeter

1999 :  RWA Open, Royal West Academy, Bristol // Landscape & Art, Sadler Street Gallery, Wells

1998 : Inner Space/Outer Space, Generator Gallery, Loughborough University

1995 :  Recent Work, St Michael's Gallery, London // Winter Show, Byard Gallery, Nottingham // Open '95 -  Derby Museum & Art Gallery

1994 :  Art & Education, Beaumanor Hall, Leicestershire // Contemporary Art,  Castle Museum, Nottingham  // Open'94, City Gallery, Leicester

Collections

De Montfort University // Leicestershire Social Services // Fosse Health Trust // Marlborough College // Private collections