martin face 01I am a self-taught artist, addicted to watercolour. I love its unpredictability and alternate between mastery (very rare) and complete lack of control. I find it a very exciting if frustrating medium. I do occasionally add other media in a search for a contemporary style but am still searching for a style of my own and am constantly trying to ‘loosen-up’! I have been painting regularly for only 4 years but have dabbled since a child painting my first oil as a ten year old on the beach at Branscombe!
I am a retired doctor and a keen golfer, gardener and regular at St Mary’s. I am married to Pip with two children and now our delightful first grandchild. My influences are the work of Simon Fletcher, John Lovett, Charles Reid, Mel Stabin and my friend and mentor, David Howell.