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artworks by  Martin Ridgewell

A London based artist, Martin Ridgwell has been a regular visitor to Galloway and has recorded many local scenes over the years.

" My friends and I first discovered Rockcliffe and Kippford 15 years ago, and when we first rented a cottage here, my friend's had just had their first baby, now all these years later their first two boys aren't babies anymore, and as my new works show , they are indeed "Between Two Worlds", that of adolescence and adulthood.

This beautiful part of Scotland now feels very much like home from home to me, and I hope I manage to convey some of that love I have for the landscape in my work. My two recent etchings are based on sketches and photographs I took when we were at a wonderfully secluded beach called White Port Beach, close to Orchardton Tower."

Education
2005: M.A in printmaking Camberwell College of Arts, London
Exhibitions
 2010

‘Originals10’, the Mall Gallery, London.
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
R.E. Summer Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London.
‘London Printmakers’, The Oxo Gallery, London.
2009
‘LOOP09’, The Gallery, Redchurch Street, London.
‘Open Print’, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
R.E. Summer exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London.
‘Originals09’, The Mall Gallery, London.
7th British International Mini Print Exhibition, London Print Studio.
2008
“Originals 08”, The Mall Gallery , London.
‘LOOP08’, The Menier Gallery, London.
London Original Print Fair, The Royal Academy.
2007
 “A Leaf from a Sketchbook,” Bankside Gallery, London.
LOOP2007, Bankside Gallery, London
Small Print/Big Impression; International Mini-print exhibition (touring)


Prizes & Awards
Znith Prize, Originals09, The Mall Gallery, London.
Gwen May Trust Award, Royal Society of Painters & Printmakers Student Awards.
Arches Paper Award. Royal Society of Painters & Printmakers Student Awards.
Curwen Prize, Originals05, The Mall Gallery, London.
R.K. Burt & Co. Ltd award, Originals 05, The Mall Galleries.
Deborah Roslund Student Prize, The University of the Arts, London.


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