My work revolves around an ongoing series of responses to real and imagined environments. My outcomes are always vigorous in treatment, showing my love for the manipulation of the medium to create passages of energy and textured balance alongside areas of quiet. I aim for a critical balance of abstraction and reality. The paintings are not representational but are more a memory of those places, influenced by the emotions and events of the time. I am interested in the sense and mood of a place and not making a literal copy. They aim to stimulate and provoke thoughts that draw empathy from the viewer. The process of recording for me is about constructing atmospheric spaces where light and colour are layered and punctuated by motifs that allow the eye to travel in and around the work. The physicality of the medium, the variety of scale and surfaces, are all integral to the development of my work and which provides a flexible framework which has developed into a very personal visual vocabulary and expressive dialect. The outcomes are composed so as to have an initial impact that draws the viewer into this metaphorical space and then leads them through the pictorial pathways that connect the layers. With all these components combined I aim to create a work that is intriguing and dynamic and which portrays a range of dimensions from the spatial to the emotional that expresses something of me and my continuing analysis and interpretation of my environment.


About martinjohnfowler

Martin John Fowler is an artist working in the Yorkshire Lincolnshire Boarders. Whilst traveling and recording the wild coastal areas from the Scottish isles to the hidden coves of Cornwall.