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It was only after retirement from teaching art that David Martin (1922–2018) found success as a painter. Fortunately, ahead of him lay another 35 years devoted to painting and to establishing a distinctive approach that drew on his training at the Glasgow School of Art as well as his later interest in textile design. Through solo exhibitions in London, he established a consider-able international following. He was a meticulous painter: nothing was left on the canvas that was extraneous or haphazard. Each element in the composition had to carry a clear purpose, and each colour was used as the visual tinder that would ignite an adjacent passage of paint. For more of his work visit the John Martin Galley at www.jmlondon.com

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