Martin John Fowler is an artist working in the Yorkshire Lincolnshire Borders. Whilst traveling and recording the wild coastal areas from the Scottish isles to the hidden coves of Cornwall. He was born and brought up in the Mining towns of South Yorkshire; studied drawing and painting at Doncaster College of Art; then studied Painting and Printmaking at Sheffield College of Art completing his BA(hons) in Fine Art.
Martin works mainly outdoors on location and then takes the sketches and notes he makes whilst there to his studio where he reworks them. His acrylic on board paintings encapsulate a sense of mood and place, in a semi-representational style, striving for a balance between abstraction and reality. The outcome is a vigorous depiction, showing his love for the manipulation of the medium, creating passages of energy and textured balance alongside areas of quiet.
“My focus has been intensified by the prevailing sense of change in Whitby’s working port from childhood memories to the present which may soon an obliterate an entire way of life. Recording in sketches and paintings”