Martha Holmes is a landscape and still life painter who also works as a graphic designer in Cornwall. Splitting her time between the North and South Coast, Martha works in oils on board to create a catalogue of what she sees and experiences on the coasts of Cornwall. With rich colours and abstracted forms, her work is a delicate and ambiguous reference of the places she visits.
I am a painter living & working in Cornwall, working both plein-air in the landscape and from my studio in Falmouth. My paintings are a reaction to the coastal environment which has always surrounded me, frequently inspired by the abstract and modern direction many of the St Ives Artists brought to the West of Cornwall. Fascinated by the shifting identity of both the north and south coastlines, my work is a reaction to the changing light, structures and colours that surround me whilst I paint. Process and the space I work in has always been important - working directly within the landscape allows an immersive experience, reflected in the brush strokes and energy of the work, which I have begun to translate into my still life studies. - Martha Holmes
2018: BA Graphic Design, Falmouth University
ExhibitionsSolo Exhibition at Beside the Wave - Coast to Coast - May 2019
Group exhibition at Beside the Wave - International Women's Day - March 2018
Group exhibition at Beside the Wave- Graduate Show 2018 - June 2018
Group exhibition at Beside the Wave - Impression, Form & Rediscovery
Also exhibits paintings at 'Waterside Gallery' in St Mawes - since June 2017.