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To call myself an experimentalist has now become a normal way of thinking for me as an artist. 

After a career as a midwife I went on to study  art at Amersham and Wycombe college  never imagining just how exciting my journey through the subject  was to

be .

It meant taking risks and not being afraid to make mistakes.

During the recent lockdowns joining other artists  online I was able to find  both new , different and interesting ways to rediscover the joy of art  with some unexpected results on occasions. 

My work is influenced by found materials, collage, mark making and alternative methods of working, inspired by sketching and use of scenery both local and on location. 

Abstraction plays a part in my work and with the natural form of regular life drawing as well as printmaking I get inspiration and freedom to express what I hope to achieve. 

My enjoyment of photography helps with detail and keeping my work alive and fresh is essential to my practice. I regularly attend  courses and spent a year as a student at the Newlyn School of Art.

A Selected member of Bucks Art Society.

Exhibiting regularly with  local art groups and galleries as well as in London, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019,  Dulwich Picture Gallery, Highgate Literary and Scientific Institute , Green&Stone, Chelsea. & The Collective Gallery, St Albans.

Instagram- kartinm125

Facebook- margaretkarenmartin 

About me

Exhibitions

EXH

2024

 

Bucks Art Weeks- The Good Earth Gallery , Chesham - 8th - 23rd June 

Bucks Art Weeks- Studio 18 - Jubilee Hall, Amersham - 7-8th June/14th-16th June 

Studio 18 Annual Exhibition - Jubilee Hall, Amersham =12-13th  October

Bucks Art Society Autumn Exhibition - Wendover -1st 3rd November 

Amersham Art Unlocked- 1st/2nd November 

Hayden Gallery, Marlow -  June 15th TBA

MS POP Up Exhibition March 2/3rd 

Bucks Art Society Spring Exhibition, Beaconsfield 3rd- 6th May

The Exhibitionists ,West Wycombe , 3rd-6th May  

Laurie Lee Printmaking Exhibition , Highgate Literari and Scientific Institute, Highgate 10th-23rd May

Printmaking Exhibition on a literary theme - Pardon Mill 16th  May- 23rd June 

Commissioned Art Work At Amersham Museum 

Cards for sale at Amersham Museum 

Cards and Art work for sale at The Good Earth Gallery ,Chesham 

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2023

Stoke Manderville Hospital, display of art Work in Front Entrance from Nov. 2023

Studio 18 Exhibition , Jubilee Hall, Amersham - 14th-15th October

Home Grown @ the Open Door, Berkhamsted .- 3rd -28th -October 

Bucks Art Weeks  - The Good Earth Gallery - Chesham - 10th -25th June ,

plus - Studio 18 at Jubilee Hall, Amersham, 10/11&17/18th June 

Discovery Bucks Museum, Open Exhibition 29th April- 8th July. 1st Prize 

Poetics of Print, , group printmaking  exhibition at Watford Theatre, 3rd April - 30th July

Elgiva Theatre, Chesham, group printmaking exhibition 3rd May-31st May 

Beechwood Artists spring exhibition , Community Centre, Chalfont St Peter,13th-14th May 

Stoke Manderville, Collaborative Art Exhibition , on going .

Bucks Art Society Spring Exhibition , Fitzwilliam Centre , Beaconsfield - 28th April -1st Ma 

A Walk with Laurie Lee, Collective Gallery,St Albans , Themed Printmaking ,  14th -26th March

MS POP UP Exhibition, Halton -March 3-5th March

Cards on sale at Amersham Museum, High Street , Old Amersham 

The Good Earth Gallery , Chesham have a selection of my work and cards. 

Past Exhibitions 

2022

Winter Wonderland, The Open Door Berkampstead, until the 28th January 

Studio 18 Exhibition , Scout Hall , Rectory Hill , Amersham , 

Amersham Unlock , Scout Hall, Rectory Hill, Amersham, 

Beechwood Exhibition ,  

Bucks Art Society Autumn Exhibition, Buckingham Town Hall.  

From the River to the Railways , Chesham Museum at the Good Earth Gallery.

Precious Earth/Letters for  Creation - St Mary's Church , Wendover,

Artist in Residence Exhibition , Amersham Museum , Heritage day -

Inspired by the Amersham Martyrs.

Selected by members of Bucks Art Weeks September to exhibit at Stowe and Waddesden National Trust over two weekends .

Bucks Art Weeks , The Good Earth Gallery, Lacey's Yard, Chesham  

Art For Ukraine, Open Door, Berkamsted,  

Woolf In Print , Green & Stone, 22 Hide Park Gate,South Kensington  -

BAS Exhibition , Fitzwilliam Centre, Beaconsfield, 

MS POP Up Exhibition , Halton 

2021 

Hidden Treasures, Open Door, Berkamsted. 

Off The Wall, Discover Bucks Museum

Bucks Art Society , Fitzwilliams Centre , Beaconsfield.

Poetics Of  Print , Boden Press, Highgate Literary and Scientific Institute. 

Bucks Art Weeks,  Boden Press, Chesham,  

Obsidian Spring exhibition ,  

MS Pop Up Exhibition online - https://www.virtualartshop.co.uk/karen-martin

2020,

Home Comforts, Open Door , Berkhamsted.
BAS Centenary Exhibition , Aylesbury County Museum
Your World, A window into life since Lockdown, Open Door, Berkhamstead
Solo Exhibition at the Emerald Framing shop, Chalfont St Peter
Spring Exhibition online at the Obsidian.
John Benjamin , Metroland, Old Fire Station,Henley
Pop Up Exhibition, MS Centre Annual Exhibition , Halton​

2019

Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition,
Winter Wonderland, Open Door, Berkhamsted
Beechwood Autumn Exhibition
BAS Autumn Exhibition , Buckingham County Hall,
A Twist on Dahl, Bourne End Library, Bucks
Graham Green and Agatha Christie weekend, Deans Hall, Berkhamsted
The Peoples landscape painting exhibition, Claydon House National Trust, Bucks
Kitchen art exhibition, The Here Cafe, Berkhamsted,
A for Agatha Weekend, Wallingford
Obsidian , summer exhibition, Wendover
Bucks Art Weeks, Boden Press
MS Centre annual exhibition, -RAF Halton
BAS spring exhibition , Fitzwilliams Centre , Beaconsfield
Beechwood spring exhibition , Chalfont St Peter.
Roald Dahl print exhibition ,Upstairs Gallery, Berkhampstead

 

 

2018

BAS autumn exhibition, Buckingham.
Beechwood autumn exhibition, (1st Prize and Donald Walton Award)
Little Bird Gallery, Wendover
Remembering, The Open Door, Berkhamsted.
Aylesbury Grammar School Annual Fair.

First Impressions,- The Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted.
Winter Collection -The Obsidian Gallery, Wendover
BAS exhibition -Fitzwilliams Centre, Beaconsfield.
MS Centre Annual Exhibition, -RAF Halton
A for Agatha,- Upstairs Gallery,- Berkhamsted/ Bourne End Library.
Graham Green Exhibition, Berkhamsted Public School.
Bucks Art Weeks- Boden Press

 

Previous Years

Beechwood Artists Exhibitions
(1st Prize and Donald Walton Award 2016)
Queens Park Art Centre, Aylesbury, BAS       -2016,2017
Smith&Kittle, Beaconsfield-                             -2016,2017
Bucks County museum, BBH                           -2016
Bucks County Museum,”Off The Wall”           -2015,2017
Dulwich Picture Gallery, Open Exhibiton,      -2014
Bucks Open Studios                                          -2012,2013,2014,2015,2017
The Obsidian Gallery, Wendover                    -2010,2011,2014,2016,2017
One Church Street, Great Missenden            -2012,2013
The Upstairs Gallery, Berkhampstead           -2013,2014,2015,2016,2017

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