Contemporary Artist :Martin Caulkin RI
Martin Caulkin was born in Birmingham in 1945.
He studied Graphics and illustration at Birmingham College
of Arts and Crafts. In the mid- sixties,Caulkin moved to London
as a freelance illustrator and a teacher of drawing and painting.
In the late seventies Caulkin's contemporary
paintings started to be published in print form and distributed
successfully worldwide. This allowed him to move from London
to rural Worcestershire- a move which prompted a shift away
from figurative painting to an intensely personal artistic
treatment of landscape.
The Independent newspaper in a review of the
Royal Academy(RA) Summer Show said… “Martin Caulkin is exceptional.
He has brilliantly mastered the presentation of incongruous
modernity in a timeless landscape.”
Martin Caulkin became a member of the Royal
Institute of Painters and the Royal Birmingham Society of
Artists in 1983.He has exhibited regularly at the Royal Watercolour
Society and the RA Summer Shows.
Martin Caulkin paintings have been selected
for various art competitions including the Singer and Friedlander/Sunday
Times Competition and are in art collections in the USA, Canada,
Australia, Holland and the UK.
In addition to Red Rag Modern Art Gallery
in the Cotswolds, Martin Caulkin paintings are exhibited at
other leading British modern art galleries.