Paul Martin was born in 1948 and studied Painting and Printmaking at Birmingham College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools between 1967 and 1973. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Art, Paul Martin has exhibited regularly over the years, his last show at Bourne Fine Art was in 2001. Paul Martin’s paintings are large in scale and theme, figurative and multi layered. There is much symbolism and a multiplicity of references in the work of Paul Martin, born 1948. His are beautiful, lyrical paintings comprising many rich layers of paint -often pure pigment which is applied to the surface, sometimes board and sometimes copper or aluminium sheets. The technique that this artist employs gives his work an unusual depth and luminosity.