Quercus Gallery is currently showing selected prints by Somerset-based artist Tony Martin. For a full list of the works available and prices, please contact Evie Williams at the gallery.
The prints are printed on Fabriano paper and the etchings are made using copper or aluminium plates.
The two woodcuts ‘Road Less Travelled’ i & ii were inspired by Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken.
The blue, brown or black lines and partly obliterated shapes are a response to many things. For example, the shape of a field, the ghost marks of old trackways, enclosures, the reworking of land and so on.
There is also the architectural space of an Anglo Saxon chapel – all at once small, grand and intimate. The imagined spaces evoked by music, poetry or a psalm can also act as a starting point for a sequence of work.
Tony Martin Education:
BA Hons (First Class), Fine Art, Leicester
Post Graduate Studies, St. Albans
MA, University of Wales, Bangor
Recent exhibitions include:
2015 DRAWN 2015, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Selected Prints, Quercus Gallery, Bath
2014 * Along Edges, Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole
Noel,Noel, Highgate Contemporary Art, London
Wander in Gladness, Coleridge Cottage, Nether Stowey
Drawings & Prints, 3D Gallery, Bristol
Impressions, The Musgrove Gallery, Art for Life, Taunton
Christmas Festival, Wine St. Gallery @ NO 10, Devizes
2013 *Recent Drawings, Highgate Contemporary Art, London
*Kindling the Scarp, Wheal Martyn Museum, St Austell, Cornwall
*SIX Projects Space, Bournemouth
Dorchester Open 2013, Dorchester Arts Centre
Fingerprint Printmakers, Mount House Gallery, Marlborough
Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, New York