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Roy Martin

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Roy Martin

Koru fern water feature

Book of life water feature

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Telephone: 
07976 643534
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I describe by work as ‘Rustic’. I love repurposing the broken stone and getting a feel of what would like to be created with each piece. My style is influenced by Celtic art symbology and its intricate knots and crosses. There is something magical about Celtic design that evokes a world of spiritual connection, community, and nature.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

I find my approach is constantly evolving and I’m integrating scrap metal and gold finishes. The metal creates a constant evolving sculpture as it slowly rusts through the flowing water or in the outside elements.

Being able to create with stone and explore what’s possible with each is like an adventure. I play with ideas then away I go on the journey. Like all adventures they can have diversions and changes, but we keep going until we reach an end point. I’m constantly learning and visioning with ideas and love bring both together to see what I can create.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Roy Martin - Rustic Stoneman. I’m an evolving stone sculptor/carver and use discarded stone and recycle it to create unique relief carved pieces or sculptures. My work has evolved in to crating bespoke water features that are solar powered giving them the freedom to be located anywhere in the landscape.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

Non currently

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I began stone carving about ten years ago, attending a course with the Portland Trust and have attended courses over the years to learn from different master carvers and to develop my skills. But i'm mainly self taught.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Appeared on Dave & Jay's Touring Toolshed BBC2 this year.
Hellen's Manor Sculpture Trail festivals

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

None used currently.

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