Martin Eldridge

Martin Eldridge, has worked in different media – oil, pastel, watercolour, collage & print making, on a wide variety of subject-matter. These have included landscapes, cityscapes, coastal scenes & ┬áriverscapes; increasingly his paintings have included figures, either in an urban context, such as London, or in beach/harbour scenes.

His normal working method is to make drawings ,watercolours & photographs in situ & then to develop & redefine these in the studio. His initial practice as an abstract painter brings a strong sense of design & composition to his figurative work.

After leaving the Royal Academy Schools & London 40 years ago he & his family moved to Shropshire, where they still live. He has painted continuously over that period, initially combined with some part-time art & art history teaching at Adult Colleges & Universities; he now paints full-time.

Training & Scholarships

Newcastle upon Tyne University. B.A. Fine Art [Painting]

Royal Academy Schools Postgraduate Certificate [Painting]

Italian Government Scholarship

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Clarges Gallery, London

Portico Gallery, Manchester

Artifex Gallery, Birmingham

Birmingham University

Theatre Hafren, Newtown

Country Works, Montgomery

Selected Group Exhibitions

New Grafton Gallery, London

Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition

Mall Galleries [ Sunday Times watercolour exhibition]

RBSA Gallery Birmingham

Oriel Gallery, Newtown

Millard & Lancaster, Shrewsbury

 

Prizes

1st Prize, 3 Counties Open, Keele University

Public /Private Collections : Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Sir Brindsley Ford

Martin Eldridge – Putting out the Mat

Martin Eldridge

Putting out the Mat

Oil on Canvas

34 x 18 inches

sold

Martin Eldridge – Ice Cream Stand, Welsh Coast

Martin Eldridge

Ice Cream Stand, Welsh Coast

Oil on Canvas

24 x 18 inches

sold

Martin Eldridge – Brixham Harbour

Martin Eldridge

Brixham Harbour

Oil on Canvas

28 x 22 inches

sold