Martin Leighton |

United Kingdom

May 2010

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Martin Leighton

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I was born in Montrose, Scotland in 1951. A self-taught traditional artist I now concentrate on painting in oils on canvas at my studio on the South Coast. I paint a variety of subjects including landscapes, seascapes, wildlife & still life but I am passionate about portrait and figurative subjects having undertaken many commissions. Painting with oils is my favourite medium and I want my paintings to look realistic yet not photographic. Lighting is an important factor so I paint from life models. Achieving skin tones is such a challenge but I get totally engrossed in the painting until satisfied with the finished work. Exhibitions have been held in the UK and South Africa and paintings are now in private collections worldwide. Commissions undertaken.



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