Martin Kirkwood was born in London, England in 1969 and still resides in southern England today. Although a self taught artists his works hang in private collections in Canada, USA, Singapore, Finland as well as throughout the United Kingdom.

“I’ve always had a love of painting and started off like many kids making a mess with wax crayons on walls. I got told off for it too.

My earliest attempts were trees, just green blobs on a brown stick until someone pointed out that trees are more complex. I started adding branches and started to look at things as they appear and not so much how they should appear.

I believe that anyone can draw and paint, they just need to learn how to see. I’m still learning.

I work in a variety of media including pencil, pastel and acrylic paints. My favourite medium however is oils.

You’ll find an assortment of my creations here including some digital collages. I’ve just acquired a new digital SLR. camera and you can click here to view my photography. I’m not very good but I am learning slowly."


A random selection of my works in a variety of media…

“MJ” Oil on Canvas. (A work in progress)…

Martin Kirkwood on Facebook

For enquiries about original paintings or commissioned artworks please email Martin Kirkwood directly.

  • Age: 46
  • Joined: February 2008


"Lance" (Anatomy of an oil portrait)

A short slideshow depicting an oil portrait in progress from an accurate pencil drawing to a finished painting…. / [Video] / see the finished work here
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