Project Description

John Martin RBA

The French Pots

The French Pots

26.5″ x 18″ oil

Italian Lemons

Italian Lemons

4″ x 10″ oil


Low Tide, Ile de Re

8″ x 10″ oil on board


Rue du Port ile de Re

12″ x 12″ oil on board


Afternoon Shadows Ile de Re

10″ x 12″ oil on board


Summer Flowers

14″ x 24″ oil

The French Windows

The French Windows

24″ x 26″ oil

May Flowers

May Flowers

10″ x 20″ oil

Memories of Dining Together

Memories of Dining Together

42″ x 32.5″ oil

September Light

September Light


Ox eyed daisies

16″ x 16″ oil on canvas

Garden in June

Garden in June

22″ x 20″ oil

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

11.5″ x 14.5″ oil

Spring on the South Downs

Spring on the South Downs

7″ x 12″ oil

Chinese Still Life

Chinese Still Life

29″ x 25.5″ oil

Pansies and Postcards

Pansies and Postcards

20″ x  17″ oil

Spring Shadows

Spring Shadows

29″ x 18″ oil

Spring Light

26″ x 18″ oil

Buddha with Daffodils

10″ x 12″ oil

Winter Cyclamen

10″ x 12″ 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.