Project Description

John Martin RBA


Garden in June

22″ x 20″ oil

The Potting Shed

16″ x 12″ oil

The First Narcissus

14″ x 14″ oil

The Secret Garden Venice

9.5″ x 7″ oil

Morning light St Marks

10.5″ x 8.5″ oil

Evening light St Marks towards Salute

10″ x 10″ oil

The Doges Palace September Last Light

8″ x 10″ oil

Spring Light

26″ x 18″ oil

Buddha with Daffodils

10″ x 12″ oil

Winter Cyclamen

10″ x 12″ oil

Studio Mantelpiece

16″ x 18″ oil

Sunrise, Venice

12″ x 13″ oil

February Sunlight

9.5 x 11.5 Oil

Spring Sunlight

10 x 18 Oil

Grand Canal Venice

6 x 10 Oil

Dressing Table

9.5 x 11.5 Oil

Spring Still Life

23.5 x 25.5 oil

Piazza Navona

15.75 x 15.75 oil

Garden Patio

14″ x 10″ oil

Virginia Wolf’s Garden, Monks House

7 x 9.5 oil

Summer Garden

16″ x 16″ oil

Sunrise over the Salute

7 x 7.75 oil

Bella’s Room

28″ x 24″ oil

Chinese Still Life

16″ x 18″ oil

Afternoon in Split

8 x 16 oil

Chemin de Beaux Soleil, Ile de Re

12″ x 12″ oil

Garden Table

16″ x 14″ oil

Painting Enquiry

John Martin was born in 1957. He studied at Hornsey followed by three years at Exeter College of Art where he obtained a First Class Honours Degree. He then studied at the Royal Academy Schools under Peter Greenham, gaining a Post Graduate Diploma.

His work is in a line with the traditional figurative painting school; influenced by the Camden Town Group, particularly Sickert, Gilman and Spencer Gore.

John’s paintings reflect a sense of place and atmosphere. Brian Sewell, Art Critic of the Evening Standard, said of John’s work:

“The gentle honesty of his observation, and the technique that matches it, produce pictures free from irritating mannerisms or striving effects.”

John was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1991 and has been the recipient of many awards:

  • Stowells of Chelsea Prize Winner
  • David Murray Landscape Scholarship
  • WH Patterson Prize
  • The Fabrica Painting Prize
  • The Windsor and Newton Best Artist Award
  • and more recently John was awarded the de Laszlo medal at the RBA.

John has exhibited extensively here and abroad and has his work in many private and public collections. His paintings have also featured in the Tatler Magazine, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and the International Artists’ Magazine.

Sarah Samuels has admired John Martin’s work for many years and has bought his paintings for her own collection. Since 2014 she has been highly delighted to hang his work at Sarah Samuels Fine Paintings, Art in Business.