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JOHN MARTIN . NANA

John Martin
BVN

Nana
2010
750mmL x 750mmH / Acrylic & Pen On Canvas

Portrait of my maternal grandmother from my university days when I would see her a few times a week to assist her with chores.
She would provide encouragement for all my artistic and architectural endeavours and candid, blunt advice for every other aspect of my life.
Sadly she died in July this year.

Artist Statement

John Martin is a Brisbane-born artist working in painting, drawing and new media. 

His paintings are often portraits that capture the everyday stories of subjects and the impact of significant external events on them. 

John's more recent works have been based on the COVID pandemic and the coping mechanisms used to withstand the turmoil it caused.  
His work has been shown various group shows and competitions around Australia.