Hello. I’m Gary Martin – An Artist and Illustrator based in beautiful Chester, UK.

"Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous … Since I cannot sing, I paint." – Georgia O'Keeffe

Artwork for the heart

Everyone connects with art in different ways. If you have ever wanted an original artwork for your house, a special portrait for your legacy or a landscape painting of your favourite place to bring you joy then why not commission a bespoke piece of art? 

All my art is produced with the finest artist quality paints and mediums and UV varnished to protect the colours. The finished painting can be supplied with or without a frame.

If you have ever thought about commissioning an artwork, buying art or have a project that needs illustrating then why not contact me with your ideas. 

Burano Sunshine Oil Painting

About Gary

Based in the UK, Gary is an Artist/Illustrator and Graduate of Liverpool John Moores University where he studied Visual Arts, Graphic Design and Marketing. 

After working as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator for many years, Gary is now concentrating on his passion for painting and freelance illustration. Gary has exhibited and sold work in galleries and worked on numerous portrait and landscape commissions. He has also developed illustrations, animations and branding for a wide variety of clients. 

Gary feels lucky to have worked for some amazing clients and looks forward to working with many more. Want to know more?

sitting at easel in art studio surrounded by framed painting


Sunny Portrait is Sold!

I am thrilled that my painting has sold at the Tŷ Pawb Open Art Exhibition, It’s so nice to visit the exhibition and see the red dot…

Castle Park Exhibition

I have 3 oil paintings showing at the 37th Annual Castle Park Open Art Exhibiton this year…so happy and a great end to 2022!

15 October 2022 – 7 January 2023

I'm so excited to have my Sunny Portrait oil painting appear in the Ty Pawb Open Art Exhibition this year. It's a great venue so please go and check out the exhibition if you can.

SAA Artist of the Year Finalist, July 2022

I was very happy to recieve an email to let me know that out of nearly 3000 paintings, my portrait of my mum has been chosen as one of 306 finalists in the SAA Artists of the Year Contest. I'll find out in August if it's through to the exhibition. 

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