Artist: John Martin RBA

Spring Shadows

29 x 18 oil

Spring Light

25.5 x 18 oil

Florence from the Boboli Gardens

12.5 x 12.5 oil

Brighton May Morning

6.5 x 22 oil


Spring Still Life

23.5 x 25.5 oil


Piazza Navona

15.75 x 15.75 oil


Garden Patio

14“ x 10“ oil


Virginia Wolf’s Garden, Monks House

7 x 9.5 oil


Summer Garden

16“ x 16“ oil


Sunrise over the Salute

7 x 7.75 oil


Bella’s Room

28“ x 24“ oil

Sunrise, Venice

11.75 x 13 oil

La Patache Plage

6 x 9.75 oil

Piazza del Popolo

10.25 x 11.75 oil

The Venetian Square, Split

7.75 x 10.25 oil

The Harbour, Ars-en-Re

9.75 x 11.75 oil

Bicycles and Couryard, Les Portes

9.75 x 11.75 oil

The Whistler Girl

13.75 x 22.75 oil

Studio Window

13.75 x 19.75 oil

Flowers for Bonnard

Flowers for Bonnard

25.5 x 28.75 oil


Chinese Still Life

16“ x 18“ oil


Afternoon in Split

8 x 16 oil

Courtyard Ile de Re

20“ x 21“ oil

Studio Mantelpiece

16“ x 18“ oil


Chemin de Beaux Soleil, Ile de Re

12“ x 12“ oil


Garden Table

16“ x 14“ oil


February Sunlight

9.5 x 11.5 Oil


Grand Canal Venice

6 x 10 Oil


Spring Sunlight

10 x 18 Oil


Dressing Table

9.5 x 11.5 Oil

John Martin was born in 1957. He studied at Hornsey followed by three years at Exeter College of Art where he obtained a First Class Honours Degree. He then studied at the Royal Academy Schools under Peter Greenham, gaining a Post Graduate Diploma.

His work is in a line with the traditional figurative painting school; influenced by the Camden Town Group, particularly Sickert, Gilman and Spencer Gore.

John’s paintings reflect a sense of place and atmosphere. Brian Sewell, Art Critic of the Evening Standard, said of John’s work:

”The gentle honesty of his observation, and the technique that matches it, produce pictures free from irritating mannerisms or striving effects.”

John was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1991 and has been the recipient of many awards;

  • Stowells of Chelsea Prize Winner,
  • David Murray Landscape Scholarship,
  • WH Patterson Prize,
  • The Fabrica Painting Prize,
  • The Windsor and Newton Best Artist Award
  • and more recently John was awarded the de Laszlo medal at the RBA .

John has exhibited extensively here and abroad and has his work in many private and public collections. His paintings have also featured in the Tatler Magazine, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and the International Artists’ Magazine.

Sarah Samuels has admired John Martin’s work for many years and has bought his paintings for her own collection. Since 2014 she has been highly delighted to hang his work at Sarah Samuels Fine Paintings, Art in Business.