ARTWORK BY MARTIN STYNES
Martin Stynes FRSA (facbook) is an Irish artist based in Manchester UK. His inspiration comes from landscapes and the power of colour and scale.
"These paintings come from observation, memories and emotions and are nearly always based on landscapes. When I look at a landscape the feelings of awe and wonder can be overwhelming; the beauty of the world can sometimes be heartbreaking. These feelings and memories drive my painting; I feel I am entering a world of child like simplicity. But complex cognitive processes, of which I am largely unaware, control my actions until the time comes when the painting is finished. I parcel all the colours, spaces, memories and emotions, and send this into the future to be unwrapped when the painting is finished. It often is not what I expected to see."
His work is in several private collections in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Norway, USA, Australia and South Africa.