Derwent Valley Art Crawl

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Martin Davis

Martin Davis

Artist

Derwent Valley East

16 Hickton Road
Swanwick
Alfreton
Derbyshire
DE55 1AF 

Please contact Martin before you visit

Please either phone or email Martin for an appointment to view his work.

Like many artists I only found time to devote to painting later on in life, turning to it seriously in 2007 after a long career in the Fire & Rescue Service.

I consider myself a traditional artist painting in a contemporary manner. Painting for me is a kind of private ecstasy, an intense & personal struggle to bring to life a world of accumulated memories & images. It’s often as exhausting as it is exhilarating but art is part of me and the process of mark-making acts as a balm, calming my soul like nothing else.

My motivation to create art is twofold. First of all it is an emotional response to light & its effects on colour and form, and secondly it derives partly from a love of language. Direct influences and inspiration for specific paintings often arise from images (or even words & phrases – especially from poetry) in current affairs and the world around me, especially if they strike a chord with my own past or trigger distant personal memories.

I try to use my sense of colour and love of form to raise the spirits. My abiding belief is that, like music, art can engender a greater sense of wellbeing – in observer and creator alike. I think at its best it can be a simple, joyful experience as well as a vehicle for exploring the human condition in a more profound way.

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Martin Davis Artist
16 Hickton Road
Swanwick
Alfreton
Derbyshire
DE55 1AF 
16 Hickton Road
Swanwick
Alfreton
Derbyshire
DE55 1AF 
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