TESTIMONIAL from actor Adrian Lester :

Hello Martin,

I wasn’t sure I wanted to buy a painting until I saw
Rise and Shine on the web. I checked the picture over
using the Artgallery testing website and really liked
what I saw. The picture as shown on the web is
vibrant. But, In reality it is even more so. It seems
to pull the viewer in.
I’m very happy with it and every intention of picking
up some more in future.


Adrian Lester

I am a self taught artist living in the city of Brighton & Hove, East Sussex. Since setting out on my artistic and creative journey I have made many personal sacrifices to allow my work to progress and develop. My early work was generally non-representational and abstract in form, vibrant in colour and experimental. The spontaneous and energy sapping nature of the process I had developed, I worked one step from beauty and one step from disaster. I enjoy the elements of the unknown and the unpredictable within these works.
Residing just a stones throw away from Hove beach and inspired by the sun rising and setting over the ocean, my ‘On the Horizon’ series of paintings are developing and incorporating my interest of textures within the works. My lastest highly textured paintings, which break away from the early abstract vibrancy, are inspired by events, emotions and feelings from periods of time within my personal life depicted within sometimes stark, barren, seascapes and beach scenes. The journey continues……….

From what I see and observe around me in the natural world. Things you
see everyday and take for granted. The sun rising on a beautiful spring
morning, the skies and colours above, the formation of the clouds, to the
setting of the sun where the sky meets the sea. All these things create
wonderful shapes and colours quite by chance, and if you’re lucky enough
you may find the time to stop and wonder at them. These are all
inspirational to me, just take the time to observe and enjoy what is
there. Because, within a whisper, it will be gone.

My own website address:

Original artwork is available from the following sites:



  • Joined: April 2008
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