Thanks to Retrospect Galleries in Byron Bay

And last but by no means least I’d like to thank Bree from Retrospect Galleries in Byron Bay. Bree and her team sold all 90 of the limited edition prints we had made for the images below. Along with the commission that Bree secured for me I want to again say thanks to her and her team for making 2013 another great year.

Drop in at Retrospect Galleries when you have the chance to see her collection.

  

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Thanks to Bare Bones Art Space in Bangalow

The next big thanks for 2013 goes out to Barebones Art Space in Bangalow.  Having met gallery owners/managers Ruth and Karen in 2013, it was easy to see why their beautiful gallery has been around for 20 years. The inspired dedication to their work shines through in their personalities and it is a privilege to now hang from their walls.

If you are ever passing through Bangalow be sure to stop in and say hi at at Barebones Artspace, 44 Bangalow Street, Bangalow, NSW 2479

Skimming Stones by Craig Martin Archer Artist by Craig Martin Flower Song by Craig Martin

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Thanks to Underart Gallery in Cairns

Craig Martin - Underart GalleryOver the coming weeks I’d like to say an individual thank you to everyone who helped make the last 12 months great.

Firstly Iefje at Underart Gallery in Cairns – I’ve lost count of how many paintings you have sold for me this past year and thank you dearly for all your hard work. Also thanks for your dedication in responding to my texts no matter where you are in the world… even when in a random toilet while travelling through Arizona!

I look forward to further discussion about adding some prints of more popular pieces to the Underart collection this year too.

Here’s to another big year.

Thanks, Iefje.

Here are some paintings that you may not have seen that have sold through Iefie’s beautiful Gallery

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Here are a couple of recent additions that are currently available

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Goodbye 2012 - Hello 2013!

2012 was by far the best year yet for painting and I can’t thank all friends and clients enough for their support. With the commissions and gallery sales there were 52 originals sold last year and add to that the limited edition prints there were over 75 sales, so from the bottom and top of my heart, thank you.

Sales in Cairns are going great guns with a big thanks to Iefje at UnderArt Gallery. The first batch have sold and batch two is now on the walls. I’ve attached the latest bunch and FYI “Follow That Plane” has already sold.

More good news with Retrospect Galleries in Byron Bay offering me another opportunity to display for Artist of the Month this year (date unconfirmed). With a sell out exhibition last year seeing 16 originals bought I’m thinking of putting together at least 20 this time and hoping to exhibit in October. More details to come.

And last but not least, if you like collecting those free postcards from the Avant Card collection you see around the place then keep an eye out for REM White Collar Worker. I submitted the piece about 6 months ago and thought I’d keep it hush until it was definite but Avant Card have just told me that they have printed 29,750 copies and are sending them to cafes, function centres and play houses all around Australia as we speak. And to top it off they even sent me 500 copies of my own which have now become my official business card. You can check my card out at the Avant Card website.

So again thank you all for such a wonderful year and I hope you will continue to follow me on my journey in 2013.

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Petit Travaux November 2012

Craig Martin - The Eagles RockEvery year at Retrospect Galleries in Byron Bay they have a pre xmas exhibition. About 300 pieces will hang for it with each artist exhibiting 9 paintings. Each painting is exactly 25cm x 25cm. Its a great idea for affordable, original, all time epic presents for the ones you love… or really really like. This year my theme was Sky Music.

Price per original  -  $190 framed

For inquiries about these pieces feel free to call Retrospect Galleries on (02) 6680 8825 or check out their Web Site.

For commission inquiries feel free to contact me direct.

 

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Craig Martin and Underart Gallery in Cairns

Random Explosive Magic - White Collar WorkerGreat news, I’ve been given the thumbs up to hang some pieces in Underart Gallery – Cairns!

Brilliant artist and store owner Iefie Boissevain sells her stunning paintings and the works of many other other talented creators through her gallery right in the middle of Cairns. Here is a sample of one of the pieces I’ll be sending North to Iefie in the next month. Its called, “R. E. M. Random Explosive Magic – White Collar Worker” and is the first of a series of paintings unfolding in my head to be released throughout the year.

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Craig Martin in the Northern Star

Incite Our Imagination - Northern Star ArticleBig thanks to the team at the Northern Star (newspaper) for help with this article. The exhibition is going great for June. Six images have sold so far and the prints are nearly ready for hanging too. There hasn’t been much painting work for the last couple of weeks but a plitherah… plethera… (quick google) plethora of paintings are stacking up in the brain and need to get out so there’ll be some more to share soon.

Just want to say thanks for all the support and “likes” from friends, families and the lovely randoms that find their way here. It means a lot.

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Craig Martin on WeWish

I was scouring the net for illustrations and art and happened across a site I wasn’t aware of and found my pictures being displayed. It was a pleasant shock and lovely to see my works being displayed beside the likes of Sydney Nolan, Ken Done and Del Katheryn Barton to name a few. Check out the We Wish website, there are loads of fantastic imagery.

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Retrospect Galleries to do Limited Edition Print Run

Craig Martin Limited Edition Print Run at Retrospect GalleriesHuge news today! Retrospect Galleries have just agreed to do a limited edition print run for the attached paintings. It’s great news and I’m really stoked but I haven’t got too much time to celebrate just now as there is more to do before they’re ready. I must also apologise as I haven’t named them as yet… this is also on the to do list. If you you have any suggestions for them please leave a comment below, or contact me directly.

So now we send them off to have a veeery high resolution copy made of each picture, they print of a batch of 30 for each image (which are somewhere between A4 and A3 paper size) and then I come in to hand write their number (as in 1/30, 2/30, 3/30…) date them and sign them! did I mention how excited I am to do this part?

I’ve painted these three so that the subject matter works perfectly as a set of three images, but also each picture is just as powerful on its own.

The gallery has suggested that I let people know asap that they’re going into print as purchasing a specific numbered print in advance is a wise choice if you’d like to secure one of them, or the whole set of three.

If you do want to secure an image or three, just get in touch with Retrospect Galleries Byron Bay on (02) 6680 8825 and let them know you saw the paintings on my website.

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Retrospect Galleries Artist of the Month for June

Craig Martin - Cloud Kite SurferThe pictures are coming to my head faster than I can paint. My time is currently spent painting, eating and sleeping… and I also still bath regularly too.

This is just a quick update of images as I have to get back to the paints. I hope you like them.

I also wanted to add that Retrospect Galleries are considering doing a small run of limited edition prints for a set of three paintings I’m working on as we speak. If we finalise the go ahead there will be a set of 3 images printed as a run of 30. I hope to have them finished in the near future so check back again soon and they should be ready for a sneak peak. Worst case scenario is they don’t go into print and I get to sell them the originals as individual images, win win situation.

Back to it.

p.s. If you have any comments on my art in this post, or any others, I would love to hear them and you can use the comments function just below.

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