Panter & Hall

Luke Martineau – Across the Water, Panter & Hall, 11-12 Pall Mall, London, SW1, until 24th October 2014

Luke Martineau Hammersmith Bridge oil on canvas 24 x 0 x 40 ins (61 x 0 x 0 cms)

Luke Martineau
Hammersmith Bridge
oil on canvas
24 x 0 x 40 ins (61 x 0 x 0 cms)

Take elements of the eastern seaboard of the United States and combine them with views of the Thames in London, Exmoor rivers and North Devon beaches and you will understand why this new show of pictures by the talented artist Luke Martineau is called Across the Water. There are street and flower studies as well to tempt you.

Luke Martineau Blossom in the park oil on canvas 18 x 24 ins (46 x 61 cms)

Luke Martineau
Blossom in the park
oil on canvas
18 x 24 ins (46 x 61 cms)

Many of his scenes start en plein air and are then further developed in the studio.  The appeal of his work is perhaps best summed up by what the novelist Joanna Trollope wrote in her introduction to the catalogue: “These are paintings to live with. Luke’s skill with light, and light on water, and his eloquent impressionistic rendering of figures, as well as his remarkable ability to define landscapes and townscapes, make him as accessible as he is distinguished. To find a contemporary painter of this versatility and humanity is rare indeed, and if you don’t own one already, I warmly suggest that you should start.”

Luke Martineau Last of the day's work oil on canvas 18 x 24 ins (46 x 61 cms)

Luke Martineau
Last of the day’s work
oil on canvas
18 x 24 ins (46 x 61 cms)

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