Jean Martin RSW
Jean Martin RSW
Glasgow School of Art 1964–1968
Jean B Martin was born in Glasgow in 1947 and trained at the Glasgow School of Art.
She was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) in 2002.
Having painted purely in watercolour for many years, Jean’s jewel-like paintings are now also the product of her more recent use of mixed media.
The ability to use different materials to build up layers of glazing and collage produces the depth and luminocity for which she has become renowned.
From vibrant, floral-based still lifes, sublime church interiors, and landscapes from golden-hued Venice to the blustery East Coast of Scotland her work possesses a magic quality that enthralls the viewer.
Jean Martin has won numerous awards and is an important Scottish painter of her generation.
Her work is held in many private and corporate collections in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Canada and America.
1967 Hospitalfield, Scholarship
1969 Aberdeen College of Education
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2002 Queens Gallery Dundee, 2005 Flying Colours Gallery London, 2005 Queens Gallery Dundee, 2007 Frames Gallery Perth, 2009 Flying Colours Gallery London,
2012 Richard Hagen Fine Art Broadway
Selected Group Exhibitions
Gatehouse Gallery Glasgow, Flying Colours Gallery Edinburgh & London, Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeen, Gallery Q [Queen’s Gallery], Richard Hagen Fine Art Broadway
John and Mabel Craig Bequest, Hutcheson Drawing Prize, International Artist Award, Harry Vaughn Award, Anne Redpath Award, Morton Fraser Award, Sir William Gillies Award
2003 Elected Professional member Royal Society of Watercolour Painters
2006 — Elected Honorary Treasurer Royal Society of Watercolour Painters
‘Structure and Expression for Flowers In Watercolour’. ISBN 1—929834-22-5