MARTYN

DEMPSEY

Martyn has been a professional painter for over thirty years initially studying at the St Ives School of Art. His work has often been experimental which is notable across this period.

 

He started his career by exhibiting at the acclaimed – The New Carftsmen Gallery in Cornwall, where his work joined a stable of renowned British artists. His portfolio was quickly in demand, and he was soon exhibiting in galleries all over the world.

 

Martyn has since studied at the famous Florence School of Art with the renowned painting and drawing instructor, Lukas Brandli.  He is currently on show at ‘Art of Verona 2021 - Modern Contemporary Art Show’ in Italy October 15th – 18th. He has a permanent display at The Fornacia Art Gallery in Florence.

 

Martyn’s intense passion for conveying what he sees on his travels is translated into sketches which he brings back to his studio in Zennor, just outside St Ives; it is here where he creates his work mostly on canvass using oils.  He often likes to use pencil with water colours. 

 

Admittedly obsessive, Martyn will spend many days and nights working around the clock to create the ultimate painting.

 

Martyn has an impressive and dedicated following of private collectors, including The Rothchilds, Lady Spencer, Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen, Vanessa Redgrave, HSBC Bank and Morgan Stanley.

 

He has a strong following throughout the creative, music and corporate arenas. His first book, which was published 2021, has gone on to strengthen his position within the Arts community.

Cathy Davies is a true inspiration, demonstrating that when life presents you with challenges, that we should see them as the opportunities to learn from and grow rather than barriers.

Her journey towards becoming a successful artist wasn’t the easiest and she will be the first to say it is still full of hurdles. As a child she struggled with undiagnosed learning disabilities which led to a lack of education and those around her not believing in her ability to succeed – regardless of her obvious talent as an artist. “Relying on myself from a very young age became second nature in order to get through life. After taking care of two poorly parents for a very long time finances were a struggle and despite yearning to paint, I could not even afford a canvas. It wasn’t until some years later when I was given one as a present along with some paints that my world changed. I couldn’t believe it when I sold my first painting. It was like someone had erased all my self-doubt. Using the money from my first sale I was able to buy more canvases and my journey begun. Being on the spectrum has definitely made me who I am. What some would say is a disability, I call my super-power. It is now how I intend to live my life day by day and I encourage anyone who thinks they are different to embrace it. Why blend in when you’re born to stand out?”

Cathy Davies emerges herself and her audience in beautiful landscapes, that explore and occasionally intertwine abstract imagery and realism within her mixed medium paintings. Cathy paints within acrylic and oil, whilst also using gold leaf and mixed media to enhance and contextualise her work. Cathy’s practice is truly explorative and ungrounded, allowing her to express passions authentically.

Throughout Cathy’s practice, she demonstrates a boldness to create both beautiful and charismatic works, with emotive and reflective narratives, installing her work with personality, bringing a contemporary twist to classic and beloved locations.”

Martyn has been a professional painter for over thirty years initially studying at the St Ives School of Art. His work has often been experimental which is notable across this period.

 

He started his career by exhibiting at the acclaimed – The New Carftsmen Gallery in Cornwall, where his work joined a stable of renowned British artists. His portfolio was quickly in demand, and he was soon exhibiting in galleries all over the world.

 

Martyn has since studied at the famous Florence School of Art with the renowned painting and drawing instructor, Lukas Brandli.  He is currently on show at ‘Art of Verona 2021 - Modern Contemporary Art Show’ in Italy October 15th – 18th. He has a permanent display at The Fornacia Art Gallery in Florence.

 

Martyn’s intense passion for conveying what he sees on his travels is translated into sketches which he brings back to his studio in Zennor, just outside St Ives; it is here where he creates his work mostly on canvass using oils.  He often likes to use pencil with water colours. 

 

Admittedly obsessive, Martyn will spend many days and nights working around the clock to create the ultimate painting.

 

Martyn has an impressive and dedicated following of private collectors, including The Rothchilds, Lady Spencer, Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen, Vanessa Redgrave, HSBC Bank and Morgan Stanley.

 

He has a strong following throughout the creative, music and corporate arenas. His first book, which was published 2021, has gone on to strengthen his position within the Arts community.