Martin Hill


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Cemetery Steps, Winter - 25x30cm - Oil on Board

Rooster - 29.7x21cm - Oil on Paper

Pig II - 42x59.4cm - Pastel on Paper

Sleeping Stray - 90x125cm - Oil on Board

Coffee Pot II - 25x30cm - Oil on Board

Woodland Scene I - 25x30cm - Oil on Board


My work is often concerned with the transience of human life and the relevance or irrelevance of our efforts and achievements, addressing this somewhat paradoxically through the act of artistic creation. At the same time, my work is focused on the materiality of paint and the act or process of painting as the subject as much, if not sometimes more, than the chosen motif itself.


Martin Hill is an artist currently based in Dundee, Scotland, predominantly specialising in expressive oil painting. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, graduating in 2009. From the success of his degree show he was selected and shortlisted for a multitude of 'Best Of' graduate exhibitions, including the Royal Scottish Academy's 'New Contemporaries'. He was also awarded the 2009 Barns-Graham Travel Award which facilitated a journey to Greece, a country which has inspired and informed a great deal of his work. Hill exhibits throughout Scotland, particularly in Edinburgh and Glasgow. He has already enjoyed several successful shows, notably at The Sutton Gallery, Edinburgh, and Roger Bilcliffe Gallery, Glasgow. In Dundee he has a painting in both the private collection of the University of Dundee and Downfield South Church respectively. More recently, he has two paintings in the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture collection.

"Hill’s brushwork is exquisitely ‘painterly’, displaying a deft handling of texture and colour. Subtle variations in the thickness of application and a boldness and confidence in exploring technique characterise his approach to paint.” Colin Herd and Reuben Sutton, The Sutton Gallery. 2014.


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