Biography

Martin Laurance drawing
ML drawing, Swaledale
I began my career as an engraver and graphic designer, attending art school courses in portrait sculpture and life drawing before taking a B.Ed in art and design.


I have been painting, drawing and exhibiting all my life, devoting as much time as possible to my work. I have been a full time painter since 2000.

After graduation I held solo exhibitions in the UK the Middle East and USA. I then concentrated solely upon drawing, particularly life drawing and rarely exhibited work at this time.

By the early to mid 1990's I became interested in landscape again. After the discipline of the figure and the austerity of pencil and charcoal the scale of my work became large with vibrant colour replacing monochrome.

My recent work has seen a return to monochrome and it's expressive possibilities, but colour still remains central to most of my work.

My paintings and drawings are in public, private and corporate collections in this country and abroad, including the National Trust, Targetfollow PLC and Deloitte and Touche (Zurich).