About

MARTY GARLAND
Visual Artist
Me in my studio
Me in my studio
I'm an self taught Irish artist, born and bred in Belfast, and have made my home and studio in Dundalk from where I paint. I've always had an interest in art, having been self - employed for nearly 40 years creating signage and graphics for the business world...I've now officially retired from the business world and am allowing myself more time these days to create my own personal pieces of art and to enjoy the creative process of painting and drawing. Acrylics and watercolours are my mediums of choice, sometimes painting Plein Air if the weather suits, although I generally paint from my own photographic sources editing in Lightroom and Photoshop to create my compositions and lighting, I also have a strong interest in Photography, and particularly like creating digital montages. Vector Art also figures in my creative output using Affinity Designer / Photo to render these pieces. I like to explore the effects of light and shadows in Landscape & Figurative work, but occasionally i'll paint other types of subjects for a change!

I've featured in various exhibitions and publications, over the years, both local & international. Recent exhibitions: Virtual Group Show - How We Live Now - An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk; The prestigious Royal Ulster Academy in the Ulster Museum, Belfast; Finalist in Artists and Illustrators "Artists of the Year 2018" and exhibited in Mall Galleries in London, England; Permanent Art Collection in DKIT in Dundalk. I was chosen to create Artwork in an urban project for Dundalk Town Council (creating imagery over an area 100 metres long) depicting the proud industrial history of Dundalk, Ireland and its people.
My involvement in a project called The Open Air Art Gallery (to bring art to a broader audience) saw my Artwork displayed on banners throughout Dundalk Town Centre.
My work can be found in Public and Private collections in Ireland and further afield.
I hope you enjoy viewing and perhaps buying my artwork, contact me here if you would like to purchase an original piece of art.

All of my images are copyrighted and may not be used in any way without my written permission.