Martyn Lucas

Contemporary painter and printmaker, Manchester, UK

Walk I
Walk I

Watercolour and collage on paper, 2020 Image: 25.5x16.5cm Framed: 40x30cm £110

Walk II
Walk II

Watercolour and collage on paper, 2020 Image: 15.5x10.5cm Framed: 40x30cm £110

Untitled (Lockdown Pink)
Untitled (Lockdown Pink)

Watercolour and collage on paper, 2020 Image: 17x11.5cm Mounted: 40x30cm £85

Pen Y Ghent
Pen Y Ghent

Watercolour and pastel 70x50cm framed £395

The Difficulty of Landscape (Grey)
The Difficulty of Landscape (Grey)

2017 Watercolour and pastel on paper 52 x 33 cm (61x42 framed) £390

Gathering
Gathering

2018 Watercolour and pastel on paper 65 x 41 cm (80x60 framed) £475

Winter Hill
Winter Hill

2016 Watercolour and pastel on paper 25 x 16 cm (42x30 framed) SOLD

Bealach Ne Ba
Bealach Ne Ba

2017 Watercolour, pastel and collage on paper 35 x 25 cm (50x40 framed) SOLD

Eden
Eden

Mixed media 36 x 27cm framed £135

Malham
Malham

Mixed media 36 x 27cm unframed £85

Causey Pike
Causey Pike

Collage on collected postcard 15 x 10 cm unframed £85

Highland Yellow
Highland Yellow

2018 Collage on collected postcard 15 x 10 cm (30x23 framed) SOLD

It Could Be Us
It Could Be Us

2018 Collage on collected postcard 15 x 10 cm (30x23 framed) £135

Sublime (Icarus)
Sublime (Icarus)

2018 Collage on collected postcard 15 x 10 cm (30x23 framed) SOLD

Styhead Pass Wasdale
Styhead Pass Wasdale

2018 Collage on collected postcard SOLD

Lands End
Lands End

2018 Collage on collected postcard 15 x 10 cm (30x23 framed) SOLD

About the Artist 

Martyn Lucas is a freelance artist, curator and educator, and in addition to his painting practice, works on projects with artists and communities in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire.  Since graduating in Fine Art from Reading University, he has exhibited across the UK, in Canada and the USA. He has curated a wide range of gallery and public art projects, and for ten years managed the Turnpike Gallery in Leigh.

 

Martyn’s recent practice has returned to landscape, and the use of watercolour, pastel and collage.  Works are derived from painting on site, from sketchbook images and photographs. The Pennines, the Dales, Lake District and Scottish Borders have provided starting points.  The ‘Difficulty of Landscape’ series includes visual disruptions to the scene. They are about painting as much as place; about the qualities of mark making, light and composition as much as depicting land and sky. They are about the process of looking, of finding a ‘view’, but also glimpsing an obscured landscape through a train or car window, or the changing clouds beyond some roof tops.  There is a tension between the traditional ‘sublime’ and a modern-day sense of transformation of landscape through human activity.

 

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS

 

2018 Curator of Truth & Fantasy for Art Unpacked, Chrysalis Arts

2017 Co-curator and artist, Intimate, Isherwood Gallery, Wigan

2017 Summer exhibition, Silson Contemporary, Harrogate

2017 Cross Street Arts, The Atkinson, Southport

2017 West Lancashire Open Exhibition at Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

2017 Curator of Committed to Print, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley

2016 VS, New Art Spaces, Bolton

2015 Warrington Contemporary Open