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Wildlife and Landscape Paintings - Martin's studio is in Scotland
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Since childhood I've been an enthusiast of the natural world. I aim to create an authoritative and at the same time artistic rendition of my subjects. Drawn to compositional ideas that incorporate dramatic weather conditions or lighting effects I strive to capture wildlife encounters made all the more "magical" by the elements.

I paint the wildlife and landscape of the British Isles using oils or watercolours. Following relocation in 2001 many of my works now depict the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

From the thrill of my wildlife encounters flow my inspirations. I spend considerable time observing the animals. I believe that an in-depth knowledge of my subjects is paramount and utilise every means I can think of to understand my subjects more fully.

A substantial proportion of the time spent on a painting may be devoted to the preparatory compositional drawings. I create a large drawing, the elements of which are all on separate pieces of paper. I then move around or replace sketches with alternatives, exploring many options until I realise the one that I consider to be the most promising.

 
 

Latest Artwork
Loch Sunart Reflections - West Coast of Scotland by Martin Ridley (2) Click to view a larger image. Loch Sunart Reflections  (2007)
West Coast of Scotland
12 x 24
Oils
Sharpened by the Cold - Sparrowhawk chasing Fieldfares by Martin Ridley (2) Click to view a larger image. Sharpened by the Cold  (1995)
Sparrowhawk chasing Fieldfares
26 x 34
Oils
 
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Rossal, The Ross, Comrie,
Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
UK PH6 2JU
Tel: 01764 670 695
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