Martyn Perryman British, b. 1963
‘I have been walking the coastal paths and beaches of St Ives for many years. For me there is no such thing as bad weather. I enjoy the calmness of a summer’s day, as much as the invigorations of a stormy winter walk; the sky full of movement and light as the clouds continually transform. My intention is to produce an image that will trigger such a past visual experience. To create the calmness and clarity of mind that can be achieved when looking out to a horizon; free from the pressure and visual clutter of urban life.’
Martyn Perryman, born in 1963, recently moved to Cornwall and primarily works from his studio at home, in Kehelland, Camborne and also has a converted Sail Loft in St Ives. Through the mediums of oil on canvas and oil on paper, Martyn creates seascapes and landscapes focusing on the horizon. He takes inspiration from regular coastal walks. Martyn will revisit a place returning to the same view point making sketches and colour studies to use back in the studio.
On leaving school Martyn started work as a studio assistant for the sculptor John Rivera president of the Royal Society of Sculptors. From there he moved into retail display working as studio manager at Harvey Nichols London before going on to have his own successful display company for many years. In 2007 he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and Design (First Class) from Wimbledon College of Art.
Martyn’s work is presently represented by several galleries; he also regularly takes part in exhibitions including the Royal Society of Marine Artists at The Mall Galleries, London. His work is in private collections in the UK, Australia and California. Two paintings are in the Royal Palace Hotel, Dubai.
SEA STORIESMixed exhibition of contemporary paintings, prints, and ceramics 1 May - 26 Jun 2021Porthminster Gallery’s new exhibition Sea Stories opened with a burst of Spring optimism on 1st May.
Featuring uplifting contemporary paintings, prints and ceramics by seven gallery artists, and one invited guest artist, in a celebration of the seaside and rocky coast for which St Ives and West Cornwall is famous
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RELOCATION11 Sep - 24 Oct 2020The opening collection at our new premises at 22 Fore Street is a changing showcase of artworks by some of the many established and emerging British Artists whom we represent,...
COAST 20204 Jul - 5 Sep 2020A colourful and uplifting exhibition celebrating the unique beauty of the Cornish coast through the varied mediums and creative approaches of selected gallery artists: Andrew Bird, Sara Dudman RWA ,...
RENEWAL28 Mar - 30 Jun 2020After a long winter of being battered by seemingly constant storms and now the Coronavirus-19 lockdown, Porthminster Gallery begins its 2020 season of specially-curated seasonal shows with an online exhibition...
GALLERY RE-OPENING: 202014 Feb - 27 Mar 2020Porthminster Gallery celebrates its 2020 re-opening with a mixed exhibition of vibrant new abstract paintings by gallery artists, Ian Harrold and Patrick Haughton and a fresh collection of hypnotic seascapes...
ST IVES SUMMER SHOW: 1218 May - 24 Aug 2019Porthminster Gallery in St Ives hosts its summer exhibition of coastal landscape and sea inspired paintings and ceramics by gallery artists Nick Bodimeade, Jenny Hirst, Freya Horsley, Joanne Last, Martyn Perryman, Sarah Perry, Geoffrey Swindell and Jane Muende.
ST IVES SUMMER SHOW : NINE ARTISTSMIXED SHOW 16 Jun - 1 Sep 2018Our eleventh annual summer exhibition is a richly diverse showcase of expressive and sometimes surprising works by nine artists, all of whom are inspired by St Ives and Cornwall: Painters:...