Martha Holmes

Martha captures the essence of the Cornish coastline through abstract studies of colour and light. Her work is emotively charged by a deep connection to the ocean and it’s ever-changing influence on the landscape from which she paints.

Inspired by the Cornish masters - Heron, Hepworth, Nicholson, Scott, Bray - Martha's works in oil immerse the viewer in an emotional dialect, born from a deep-rooted connection to the land where she grew up.

Abstract in form, often with large flat areas of colour, Martha’s work captures a raw and honest sense of the landscape - her own experience communicated through colour and expressive mark making. Lifting colours and forms from the landscape surrounding St Mawes, this small collection of paintings capture the seasonal shift from autumn into winter.

Deep greens, hints of ochre and soft hues of the water form the identity of this latest series.