Martin Bush, working in Mixed-media, Painting

A little bit about me…. . . . . . . Before embarking on a career as a painter I had my own commercial art business for 10 years working in and around London and many places across the UK. I lived in Oxford for most of this time and gained many creative projects from large murals to developing fun ideas for signs and interior decor for the restaurant, pub and catering trade. My career as a painter began with a year living in Thailand in 1997-98 and where I began my passion to paint. I remember the overwhelming feeling from this experience was the sense of freedom and by absorbing this amazing countries culture I had found a place that was to change my life and fire my inspiration even to this day. Adding to this my previous travels to places such as California, South Africa and many other countries developed the foundations to the expression within my art. I still visit Thailand each year to recharge by art batteries and is now my second home with family and friends I am glad to have and enjoy. The Artist’s who have inspired my marks and painting Howard Hodgkin, Gerhard Richter and any other painter who delves into the abstract. What else is important to my work? From many years of painting and exhibiting I have been inspired by the public and their response to my work. To lift people’s spirits with my imagery has been a delight and is what keeps the palette alive. My latest work has been inspired by my many trips to Thailand and their temples and just love using gold leaf in this new work. Exhibition at Artizan Gallery in Torquay runs until 23rd Sept 2017 where you will find my most upto date work

Gallery of work, examples