Martha Holmes paints directly in response to the moment. Absorbed in capturing the shifting light and changing seasons through her abstract sea and skyscapes.
BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Falmouth University. 2015 - 2018. Art Foundation, Falmouth University. 2014-2015
I am a painter working both plein air and from my studio in Falmouth. My paintings are a reaction to the coastal environment which has always surrounded me. Process, and the space I work in, has always been important and I am fascinated by the shifting identity of both the north and south coastlines of Cornwall. My work is a reaction to the way a landscape alters throughout the day - the colours, the intensity of light and the changes in weather fronts influence how a painting evolves. Time controls the components to my paintings and encourages me to be present within my work. My paintings are momentary. It is the passing of time and the visual changes within the landscape that are reflected in the spontaneous energy of my brush strokes. I never plan a painting or have preconceived ideas of how it will form. I simply respond to the visual immersive experience in that moment. They are an elemental reaction of time and place.