Martin Hill is an artist based in Dundee, Scotland, predominantly specialising in expressive oil painting. He studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, and based on the success of his degree show he was selected and shortlisted for a multitude of ‘Best Of’ graduate exhibitions, including the RSA New Contemporaries. He was also awarded the 2009 Barns-Graham Travel Award which facilitated a journey to Greece, a country which has inspired and informed a great deal of his work. He exhibits regularly across the country and has enjoyed several successful solo shows.
His work is characterised by a loose handing of paint and expressive brushwork. Trying to capture something of the ‘isness’ or essence of the subject at hand, the final outcome is never predetermined. Often working directly from observation whenever possible, his work tackles a variety of subject matter, from still life, landscape, wildlife and portraiture, not wishing to be constrained to any one.