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Martin Leigh


Martin Leigh

Born 1967, Wigan, North West of England



I studied both art and photography and pursued a career as a commercial photographer working in and around the U.K. and overseas.


With some of my work I have always had a deep fascination with the open shoreline, its natural and manmade architecture, the seasonal changes of its inhabitants along with the unpredictability of its ever changing moods. Also its mere nature of is continually evocative and creator of many imagined places to explore.

With both mediums, I endeavour to observe and create with freedom. Technical restrictions become secondary as I feel an image needs no calculation only an innermost thought; many of the images I observe and record need no more detail as to what the subjects actually are.


EXHIBITIONS / PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

2003 Solo Exhibition at Signature Gallery, Kendal ‘CONSTANT’

2004 Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal ‘WINDOWS ON ART’
category winner

2004/5 Solo exhibition at Signature Gallery, Kendal ‘EXPOSED’

2005 T. Schmidt Associates, Bielefeld, Germany,
permanent collection

2005/6 W. Koch Studios, Sennestadt, Germany,
permanent collection

2006 Affiliated member at Blott Artist Studios,Blackpool

Pottery Art Gallery, Cologne, Germany,
permanent collection

Solo exhibition at ‘Paperchase’, Manchester

Window display at Blott Artist Studios, Blackpool

Solo exhibition at Blott Artist Studios, Blackpool
‘EXPOSED II’

2007 ‘Scossa’, Preston, permanent collection

PAD Galleries, Preston, permanent collection

Group exhibition at Blott Artist Studios, Blackpool
‘BLOTT AND BEYOND

Gallery on the Cresent, Lytham St Annes, permanent collection




2008 Group exhibition at Blott Artist Studios, Blackpool
‘COLLECTIVE EFFERVESCENCE’ part of the vistas, March

The Weird Fish, Bistro, North West England
permanent collection

Group Exhibition at Blott Artist Studios, Blackpool
‘BLOTTSCAPE’ in conjunction with Sukhedev Dail, September

Group Exhibition at Blott Artist Studios, Blackpool
‘REVOE’, November