Jonathan Martin is a British born artist who divides his time between Aspen and Palm Beach. He has been involved in the art world as an art consultant, practicing artist and gallery owner. His art studio is on top of an Aspen mountain with views of the roaring fork valley below and Independence Pass on the horizon.
Martin works in a variety of media, Encaustic, Oils, Acrylic, Charcoal, Sculpture, Photography and sometimes a combination of all. The majority of his pieces are commission works or site specific, however, his favorite pieces are simply created for the sheer joy of painting and exploring visual ideas or themes and experimenting with the creative process.
Martin references ‘chiarosuro,’ an old Italian term that describes the interplay of shade and light. These works were in part, inspired by the superb atmospheric skies that routinely grace Aspen; richly textured surfaces evoke memories of the antique frescos from ancient Rome, Pompeii, and the Greek islands; and the Patination found in the ancient ruins and Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat.
For the collector, Jonathan Martin’s paintings are visually compelling and mesmerizing. When viewed in person, they draw you in, and the eye is compelled to roam the canvas the explore the nuances of each work.
Gallerie Y 329 Worth Ave, Palm Beach, Florida 33480 USA