An abiding interest in the surreal and the symbolic has seen Paul Martinson shift away from realism in search of a style that expresses the poetry of the human mind. While retaining a drawing-based figurative style, Martinson has embraced a personal, liberal approach to painting that allows a free flow of imagery and ideas. Martinson’s compositions are surreal and poetic; a bird in flight within a closed glass jar, a fish swimming in a water-filled light bulb.
Paul Martinson's recent work will be on show in the Windows Gallery.
On the origin of species, 2012, watercolour and gouache on paper