About Martin Field
I graduated from Cheltenham with a BA (Hons)1st class in 1978.
I studied Art education at Margaret St, Birmingham and gained a P.G.C.E. in 1979.
I taught in Sheffield schools for over 27 years. I now have more time to practise my art.
The local Peak District landscape offers wonderful opportunities to capture the scale and grandeur of nature. Other subjects that I return to include the vast open skies & seascapes of British and foreign coasts. More recently I have linked imagery in both photography and mixed media work with the words of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost”. The set of seven paintings ” New Horizons” has been exhibited at various venues in Sheffield. In 2013 I exhibited a set of images loosely linked to the poem by Robert Frost “A Road Not Taken” at Sheffield showcase. My latest interest, sparked by seeing the Hockney RA show, is using an iPad to draw on. Some of these are on sale at The Framery.
A group show at gallery 35 included 19 paintings under the title 'All Nature'.
My output continues to oscillate between photography, iPad drawing and painting, between figurative and abstract and between digital and actual. This doesn’t mean I am lost or without focus, just on the move.
The impact of social media around my practice is a catalyst for this flux.
My photography work from 2008 is available in the book ‘Dark Peak Distant Shores’.
My sculpture work from 1975 – 2005 is examined in a retrospective study ’30 Years’ .
My Landscape Photography and poetry is here “Monochrome Land” .
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