Artists > Martin Roberts
After nearly twenty years living and working in Switzerland, Martin Roberts now paints full time in Cornwall. He was trained at the Slade School under William Coldstream, Patrick George and Euan Uglow. Their influence remains profound but not restrictive. On leaving The Slade he was awarded a Boise travelling scholarship and spent a year painting in southern Spain.
Martin paints from a variety of subjects, mainly landscape, the figure and still life. The paintings are a journey of discovery in which marks, distances, lines and shapes can be seen to move as decisions are refined. The paintings are the result of many hours of careful looking and noticing. In particular, colour relationships are analysed with great care.
On returning from Spain, Cale Art in London held a one man show for Martin. He has since gone on to exhibit both in this country and abroad. Having spent six months of 1999 travelling and painting in France, Spain and Portugal, the sabbatical ended with a show in Estoril.
1987 - 2006 Head of Art and Design, Aiglon College, Switzerland
1981 - 1987 Tutor of Art, Marborough College
1980 - 1981 Painting in Southern Spain
1975 -1980 The Slade School of Fine Art
Past and Present Exhibitions
2009 Gallery LeFort Fine Art, Bath Spring Exhibition
2008 Solo Exhibition, Artonomy, Truro (now in permanent exhibition)
2007 Morley Art gallery,Cornwall, UK
2002 Solo Exhibition,Forma d'arte, Estoril, Portugal
2001 Solo Exhibition, Lourmarin, France
1997 Solo exhibition, Didier Aaron Gallery, St. James', London, UK
1990 Mixed Exhibition, Mount Gallery, Marlborough, UK
1987 Mixed Exhibition, Lavenham Gallery, Sussex, UK
1980 Solo Exhibition, Cale Art, London
1992-3 Landscape commission for Baron Edmond de Rothschild
1997 Portrait commission for Lionel de Rothschild