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Gallery 1608 County Antrim

Laverty, Martin

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BIO: Martin Laverty

 

My work is usually rooted in the satisfying and simple beauty of the familiar everyday world around me. Although I paint on a mainly representational level, my real interest is in relating different colours, shapes and tones in an engaging way. My goal is to walk a line between observation and abstraction. I often work from life, but can take inspiration from many different sources. Sometimes I use snapshots taken with my iphone as a point of departure in creating a painting. This modern tool helps me to capture the beauty and candour of ordinary days. Ultimately I am trying to distill some visual poetry out of the physical reality before me.

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