Biography

 

Martyn graduated from Brunel University in 2004 and  lives and works in Buckinghamshire in the UK

As an Artist Martyn is mostly interested in calm and reflective portraiture, his work is gentle, figurative and naturalistic. He places a strong importance on both emotional insight and draughtsmanship in his work. He is equally happy working with paint or pencil. He has developed a distinctive intricate style that is soft delicate, and rewards repeated viewing.

His painting of the actor and Musician Matt Berry was nominated for the 2017 BP Portrait Award and was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The painting is currently on show at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh

He was nominated for the National Open Art Award in 2016 and 2017 and regularly exhibits work in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and in London. He is currently working on a number of commissioned portraits.

He is a member of the Eagle Gallery, Bedford.