David Martin

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About the artist - David Martin

The central theme of Martin's work has grown out of a practice based on travel and exploration. Immersing himself in the places he visits, his colourful, multi-layered paintings are filled with a dynamism and vibrancy that comes from observing how people relate to the often chaotic environment that surrounds them.

David Martin (b.1975) is an artist living and working in Scotland.  Alongside his full-time artistic practice, he is also the founder and Creative Director of Hidden Door, an organisation set up to generate exciting events to showcase new up-and-coming arts talent in Scotland across different art forms, mainly through staging annual ‘underground’ multi-arts festivals in Edinburgh. He is also the Head of the Painting Course at Leith School of Art and currently sits on the council of Visual Arts Scotland.

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