Painting in Dorset

Photo credit Catherine Falls

Quentin Martin, b.1996, is a painter and architectural designer. Working mostly in oils, his subjects mainly include landscapes as well as still life and people. After his first joint exhibition for the Beaminster Festival in 2011, at the age of 15, Quentin went on to receive art scholarships to Perrott Hill, Bryanston, The Architectural Association, The Essential School of Painting and The Royal Bath and West Show. Quentin recently graduated with an Architecture MA from the Royal College of Art. He also teaches painting and drawing privately. 

The urban and rural landscape has been a captivating subject of Quentin’s for some time. Whilst feeling an inclination towards natural subjects, Quentin enjoys finding moments where human intervention has a presence in the landscape. The particulars which define the difference between urban and rural green space - the nature of gardening, the spaces between plants or presence of certain abiotic or biotic elements - are all avenues of exploration for his painting. 

Produced en plein air, the work is as much about the journey, in search of the subject, as it is the subject itself. The paintings therefore exist as unique reactions to expedition and place. Quentin is a colourist who uses composition and an enhanced palette to suggest other ways of reading the landscape; extracting the ultimately abstract qualities from within the figurative subject.

Quentin has exhibited at - 

tHEIR gallery / solo show / 2023

Stinsford Studios / 2023

Gallery Tresco / 2023

Art For Youth UK, The Mall Galleries / 2021, 2022

The South West Academy / 2021

The Royal Bath and West Show / scholar / 2021

Hollis Mead Organic Dairy / 2021

The New English Art Club, The Mall Galleries / 2021

The Next Big Thing / 2020

Espacio Gallery / 2020

Green & Stone Gallery / 2020

Messum’s Wiltshire / 2017

The Mall Galleries / 2015

Beaminster Festival / 2010 

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