ARTIST STATEMENT- TONY MARTIN
Tony Martin is a Launceston based artist who has exhibited regularly throughout Tasmania since taking up painting almost 20 years ago – originally as a creative balance to his work.
Self-trained, Martin has a passion for reading about art and artists, gaining inspiration from his research, from visiting local, national and overseas galleries, and from observing people in everyday situations around him.
Martin’s images are deceptively simple, yet evocative, with his subjects often expressing a sense of solitude and gentle melancholy – either looking directly at the viewer or gazing pensively into the distance.
Martin has had numerous solo shows since 2005, including at Arts Alive, Blue Café, Emslie Café Gallery, Utsi Café Gallery Perth, Wellington St Gallery, Oliver’s Quadrant Gallery, Masterpiece Gallery, Stillwater Gallery, Cocoon Penguin and Dandison Gallery Longford.
Woman with Goldfish
Martin's work will be featured at Urban Espresso for the month of November.