martin davis artist
Bio: An ex-firefighter turned artist I was raised in Shirebrook, a coal mining village in NE Derbys, UK and developed a love of art at an early age. I'm almost wholly self-trained, my only formal qualification being an Art “O” level from my schooldays. Even so I have sold work to private collectors around the world and secured coveted gallery space in local Derbyshire galleries. Like many artists I came to professional art late. After University (Birmingham-honours degree in Economics) & a brief spell in finance I joined the Fire & Rescue Service in Derbyshire in 1977. Although I never really stopped painting I only committed myself fully to art in 2008 after leaving the Service. Although mainly oils my output is wide-ranging and covers landscapes and urban scenes to more figurative work and portraiture, but whatever the work my style is characterized by a trademark vibrancy of colour and an attention to fine detail, often accompanied by a slightly surreal twist.