Martin Eldridge

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 &  riverscapes; 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


Towards Stiperstones
Pastel
24.5 x 22.5 inches

Willstone Farm
Pastel
29 x 26 inches

Wenlock Edge
Pastel
31.5 x 25.5 inches

Putting out the Mat
Oil on Canvas
34 x 18 inches

Ice Cream Stand, Welsh Coast
Oil on Canvas
24 x 18 inches

Brixham Harbour
Oil on Canvas
28 x 22 inches