Exhibition took place : 15 March – 15 June 2014
Martin Greenland is one of Cumbria’s most important contemporary painters. He lives and works in the Lake District and has a national reputation for his work. He uses his memory and imagination to paint about his experiences with landscape and man’s presence on the land. His unconventional landscape paintings are complete inventions which give an illusion of reality.
This exhibition consists of paintings Greenland has produced since he won the prestigious John Moores prize at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool in 2006 with ‘Before Vermeer’s Clouds’. The exhibition will include this prize winning painting alongside several recent and new works. ‘National Park’ 2007-2011, acquired by Tullie House Museum in 2012 with assistance from the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, the Art Fund and the Friends of Tullie House will also be on show. It is one of Greenland’s most significant paintings to date and is inspired by his experience of the Lake District landscape.
Distant Village (Heaven) 2014, by Martin Greenland National Park 2007-2011, by Martin Greenland
Interview with Martin Greenland by Eric Robson