Martin Bush at Artizan Gallery

Image Credit: Japanese Garden, Martin Bush

Artizan Gallery, 7 Lucius Street, Torquay TQ2 5UW

01803 428626

Friday 01 September 2017 – Saturday 23 September 2017
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:30-16:30

“I have felt that looking into an abstract painting can be parallel to looking into a mirror. Your focus becomes a reflection of who you are and where you have been in life.”

Artist in Residence at the Royal William Yard in Plymouth for over twelve years, Martin Bush began his artistic career working commercially producing murals and interior décor projects for restaurants, pubs, and hotels in and around Oxford. A year living in Thailand in the late 1990s led to a shift in focus and Martin discovered his passion for painting abstract works in oils and acrylics. He goes back to Thailand every year to ‘recharge’ his artistic batteries.

Martin’s solo show will be exhibited in Artizan’s Main Gallery in September 2017, as a part of our 2017 Solo Series.

The exhibition will run from 1st – 23rd September with a ‘Meet the Artist’ private viewing on 1st September.

About the Work

"Deciding to become a full-time artist was one of the biggest life-changing events of my life, and it has been an exciting and ever-evolving pleasure. Travelling in Thailand in 1997, the overwhelming feeling of freedom gave me the courage to take the leap into the artistic unknown. I found an untapped source of inspiration in Thai culture that I experience to this day, having made Thailand my second home.

Artists whose works I am inspired by include Howard Hodgkin, Gerhard Richter, and Jackson Pollock.

In my many years of painting and exhibiting I have been touched and inspired by the public and their response to my work. To lift someone’s spirits with my paintings is always a delight and keeps my palette alive. Everyone sees the world a little differently, which makes watching and listening to people discuss my paintings a stimulating and gratifying experience.

I look forward to witnessing peoples’ emotional responses while absorbing my creations, and hope that my work can open your mind to the wonderful possibilities around you.

Banner Image: Japanese Garden, Martin Bush

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