ABOUT MARTIN BROOKS

Martin trained at the Royal College of Art where he was awarded the Royal College Drawing Prize and Madame Tussauds Prize for Figurative Art. A member of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Martin’s work has been selected for the BP Portrait Award and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. Notable portraits include theoretical physicist and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE for the British Humanist Association and singer and songwriter Laura Mvula. Martin has recently returned from the US after being awarded Arts Council funding to paint the Amish community.

COMMISSIONS

This is a rough fee-guide for a single portrait. Frame, travel & accommodation expenses are not included. For groups and non-standard sizes please ask for a quote.  I am not registered for VAT.

I am happy to travel to sitters and like one to five sittings depending on the complexity of the work.

 

PRICES

Drawings

from  £1250

Oil Sketches

£2500 (40cm x 40cm)

Oil Portraits
20 x 16” 50cm x 40cm =  £3500
24 x 20” 60cm x 50cm = £4900
30 x 25” 76cm x 63cm = £6800
36 x 28” 90cm x 70cm = £7500
40 x 30” 100cm x 76cm = £8900
50 x 40” 120cm x 100cm = £12500
60 x 40” 150cm x 100cm = £14500

EXHIBITIONS

Group Exhibitions

  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2019
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2018
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2017
  • BP Portrait Award Annual Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London 2016
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2016
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2015
  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2014
  • The Folio Society, Gulbenkian Hall, Royal College of Art, London
  • ‘X’, The Tannery, London
  • South West Open, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
  • ‘Compendia’, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
  • ‘Goodwill’, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
  • ‘Doobraak’ Illustration from the Royal College of Art, The Berlage, Amsterdam
  • ‘Breakthrough’, Exhibition 25 years of Illustration, Royal College of Art, London
  • Blackheath Gallery, London

Solo Exhibitions

  • Gulbenkian Hall, Royal College of Art, London
  • Spacex Gallery, Exeter
  • Honiton Arts Festival, Honiton
  • The Gardner Centre, University of Sussex, Brighton
  • The Brewhouse Gallery, Taunton

AWARDS

  • Arts Council Artists' International Development Fund Award ‘Painting the Amish’ 2017
  • BP Travel Award Finalist 2016
  • Bulldog Portrait Bursary Finalist, Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2014
  • Janet Konstam Trust Travel and Research Award, Verrochio Arts Centre, Italy 1999
  • Folio Society 50th Anniversary Illustration Competition, Gulbenkian Hall, Royal College of Art 1997
  • Special Commendation South West Open 1990
  • Madame Tussauds Prize for Figurative Art, Royal College of Art 1985
  • Royal College Drawing Prize 1985
  • Brian Robb Travel Scholarship, Italy 1984
  • Rupert Acott Prize for Figure Painting, Exeter College of Art and Design 1981

NOTABLE SITTERS

  • Physicist and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE for the British Humanist Association
  • Singer and songwriter Laura Mvula

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