Drawing from the roof tops of Siena, Italy.

Drawing from the roof tops of Siena, Italy.

Francis Martin's drawings explore the light emulating properties of charcoal and Contè on paper. He works from observation and on location, responding to the emotive influence of atmosphere over his environment. Francis works both by daylight and at night -for him the nocturnal hours are a time where his fascination with the artificiality of an environment, detached from nature and illuminated by human ingenuity can fully be explored.

 

Education

  • Winchester School of Art - University of Southampton - 2009
  •  The Royal Drawing School - 2015

One man Exhibitions

  • Angelus Gallery, Winchester College - 2010
  • Fairfield’s Arts Centre - 2010
  • Link Gallery, University of Winchester - 2011

Selected group Exhibitions

  • Winchester School of Art Degree Show – 2009
  • Affordable Art Fairs - London & Amsterdam - 2010
  • Cork Street Open Exhibition - 2010 & 2011
  • Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Exhibition - 2011
  • RWA Autumn Open Exhibition - 2012
  • ROI Annual Open Exhibition – 2013
  • The Best of the Drawing Year, Christies (Kings street) – 2015
  • Drawing Year Exhibition - 2015
  • Tea Building Exhibition - 2015
  • Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition - 2016
  • Royal Portrait Society Exhibition – 2016
  • ING Discerning Eye Exhibition – 2016 
  • Russell Gallery Winter Exhibition - 2016
  • Russell Gallery Summer Exhibition - 2017

Awards and Residencies

  • Winchester College Artist in Residence – 2010
  • Borgo Pignano Painting Residency, Italy – 2017 
  • Dumfries house Estate Residency, Auchinleck, Scotland – 2017
  • Royal Institute of Oil painters, Phyllis Roberts Award – 2013

 

 

 

 

All work on this site is copyright F.R.Martin.