Martin Rolt

Martin Rolt Atmospheres and Textures

Since setting out on my artistic and creative journey I have made many personal sacrifices to allow my work to progress and develop. My early work was generally non-representational and abstract in form, vibrant in colour and experimental. The spontaneous and energy sapping nature of the process I had developed, I worked one step from beauty and one step from disaster. I enjoy the elements of the unknown and the unpredictable within these works.
My latest highly textured paintings break away from the early abstract vibrancy and are inspired by events, emotions and feelings from periods of time in my personal life depicted within sometimes stark and barren yet atmospheric seascapes and beach scenes.

From what I see and observe around me in the natural world. Things you see every day and take for granted. The sun rising on a beautiful spring morning, the skies and colours above, the formation of the clouds, to the setting of the sun where the sky meets the sea. All these things create wonderful shapes and colours quite by chance, and if you're lucky enough you may find the time to stop and wonder at them. These are all inspirational to me, just take the time to observe and enjoy what is there. Because, within a whisper it will be gone.

Other Inspiration
Music – most notably that of:-
Joy Division, The Chameleons, Echo and the Bunnymen, Cocteau Twins/Robin Guthrie

About Joy Division:
Because Martin Hannett (the producer) decided that the group should sound like an abstract, futuristic version of themselves, and be heavy, dark, penetrating in ways that involved implied feelings and perceptions and suggestions and mood altering sound effects and intermittent outbursts. (Paul Morley)

About my Art:
These days, for me, much the same.

TESTIMONIAL from British actor Adrian Lester :

Hello Martin,

I wasn’t sure I wanted to buy a painting until I saw
Rise and Shine on the web. I checked the picture over
using the Artgallery testing website and really liked
what I saw. The picture as shown on the web is
vibrant. But, In reality it is even more so. It seems
to pull the viewer in.
I’m very happy with it and every intention of picking
up some more in future.


Adrian Lester

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Telephone: 07817 178 677

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My Events

Atmospheres &amp; Textures 2016 - Martin Rolt / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-07-09T00:00:00Z">Sat 09</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2016-07-29T00:00:00Z">Fri 29 Jul 2016</span> <span>(3 weeks)</span>Atmospheres & Textures 2016 - Martin Rolt / Sat 09 to Fri 29 Jul 2016 (3 weeks)

A Solo Exhibition of Art by Martin Rolt. Will feature many new works not shown in public before.

My Videos

Atmospheres &amp; Textures - music The Organist by Listening MirrorAtmospheres & Textures - music The Organist by Listening Mirror

Atmospheres & Textures - music by Listening Mirror - track 'The Organist' A mini-movie of a selection of my art accompanied by the hauntingly beaut...