martin davis artist

Mark making is a primal urge. This is where I explain the ecstasy of painting and why it calms my soul.

Month: August, 2016

Midlands Open: Opening Event

As one of the selected artists I will be attending this preview event

…. and I hope I will see you there, please come and say hello. Don’t be shy I don’t bite and I would love it if you wanted to talk art and let me know what you think of the work on display – and why!

See you there 2pm sharp.

Midlands Open 2016

Today I learned that I have been selected against some fairly stiff opposition for this year’s Midlands Open Exhibition which runs from Aug 20th – Sept 17th at the well respected Tarpey Gallery in Castle Donington, UK.

Following on from my success in April with the Hornshaw Gallery in London “Looking to the stars” this, I hope, represents a real step up for me in the all-important critical success of my work. Commercial success is all very well and I am always delighted to find a buyer for any of my work, but this is the really important side of things for me. To know that what you do is respected by others in the art world gives you such a boost – it’s great!

Anyway these are two works from my Snow Trees trio which landed me this opportunity; I think they’re good and now I know others think so too.



If you are around in the area during the exhibition dates I would be delighted if you call in and spend some time there and have a look at these two.

Turning inwards

The great thing about art – apart from the passion & the way it rips you apart and sticks you back together again – is that if you’re not in the mood you really don’t have to face people or the outside world with it. You can just withdraw and carry on without losing anything. Doing this from time to time might even make you a better artist!

Well I don’t think it does you any harm anyway. For me at any rate it’s essential. I might be “researching”, internalising, musing, thinking instead


….call it what you want, or maybe I’m just hacked off for a while with the whole damn thing. Whatever it is I need it.

I desperately want a new approach!