A blast of colour

By katrina ffiske
Martyn Brewster: Colour Poems, Fifty Years of Printmaking was previewed at The Vanner Gallery on Thursday, 16th March.
There was a buzz of artistic energy in the gallery, prosecco was drunk while people compared notes and views about the art and the gallery director, David Christie gave a welcoming speech.
Martyn’s work is bold, colourful, varied, abstract and approachable. “I met Martyn 18 months ago at his studio in Bournemouth,” David said. “I knew immediately that I would like to show his work here and together we have curated a retrospective of 50 years of his wonderful printmaking.”
The works are expertly hung, each corner and wall of the gallery having its own distinctive feel. You are greeted with large, dramatic wall hangings, each with three bold abstract squares.
One wall has three bold coloured landscapes, another a quite calm corner with black and white prints.
“Colour is often the driving force in Martyn’s work,” David said. “In this exhibition I hope we have managed to choose a selection of prints that demonstrate Martyn’s renowned virtuosity with colour.”
The exhibition runs until 30 April.
On Thursday, 30th March, at 6pm, Martyn will be giving a talk at the Vanner Gallery. Places are free but limited, so if you would like to attend, get in touch with the gallery at

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