About

Untitled (Self portrait) 3 matches, Moonlight, Wing, Rutland, UK.

Image Copyright © 2024 Kenny Martin – All rights reserved.

Kenny Martin b.1974

Professional photographer, photographic printer and picture framer with degree in Fine Art living in France with a passion for photography and picture framing.

I first sold my artwork in person during 1997 at my first solo exhibition at a gallery in North Laines, Brighton.

I have been selling my artwork online since 2006 and shipped prints all over the world to collectors in Scotland, England, France, Spain, Germany, Finland, Greece, Australia, USA, Japan and Hong Kong.

My work is up on walls being enjoyed in private collections worldwide.

Coming soon: New online print store

The print store features a broad range of stunning fine art photography available in different limited edition formats to suit all spaces.

Products will include collector quality c-type prints, sets of prints, folios, books and merchandise.

Much of the images are sourced from my archives and the print store will include some of my most successful photographs.

Prints from my popular Drawn to Fire series of ritual fire drawing and photography can now be enjoyed by collectors across the globe.

Bespoke photographic printing and eco framing services

I have been presenting artwork in frames for exhibition for nearly 30 years. I offer my expertise of professional photographic printing services to compliment my eco picture framing for everyone local to where I live in France.

I make unique bespoke picture frames to order in my workshop using locally sourced wood.

I love working with french oak; its’ complex grain and and the mysterious medulary rays that are revealed when the wood is quarter sawn.

I try to reveal the character and contrasts in the wood within the frames that I make. Natural wood finishes are employed and I routinely polish each frame 5 times with beeswax polish.

My frames are durable and will last a lifetime. Should it ever be necessary the finishes can be restored as they are of natural origin.

Cv / Bio

Born 1974, United Kingdom

Education
1996 – BA (Hons) Fine Art degree
1993 – BTEC General Art & Design diploma

Solo Exhibitions
2009 – Drawn to Fire: Capturing an Ancient Light, Victoria Hall Gallery, Oakham, Rutland (Nov)
2009 – Drawn to Fire: Capturing an Ancient Light, Catmose Gallery, Oakham, Rutland (Oct)
2009 – Drawn to Fire, Fineshade Wood Visitor Centre, Northants (6 – 13 Sept)
2009 – Drawn to Fire, Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire
2008 – Tinted Works, Victoria Hall Gallery, Oakham, Rutland
2008 – Drawn to Fire, Victoria Hall Gallery, Oakham, Rutland
2002 – Tinted Puzzle Works, Central London Osteopathy, Old St.
2001 – Tinted Works, The Bricklayers Arms, London EC1
1998 – Game Over, Pump House Gallery, London
1998 – Well Beaten Contemporary Art, Myrioscope Gallery, Brighton
1997 – The Planets, Myrioscope Gallery, Brighton
1997 – Well Hung, an Exhibition by Kenneth Martin, Myrioscope Gallery, Brighton

Group Exhibitions
2009 – Rutland Open, Catmose Gallery, Oakham (6 Nov – 19 Dec)
2009 – June / July, Rutland Open Studios
2009 – Cathedral, Open 09, Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering
2008 – Drawn to Fire, Art Fair, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton
2007 – Wampastompa, Freezing Art Fair, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton
2007 – Art in The Park, East Carlton Heritage Centre nr Corby
2007 – Open 07, Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering
2007 – The Roof is on Fire, Festival of Youth Arts, Rich Mix, Shoreditch, London (June)
2002 – Asleep at The Reel, Cable Street Studios, London – Animation “The Wood Yard”
2002 – Granny’s Biscuit Tin, Journeyman Project Summer Exhibition, Brighton
2001 – A Toast to Helios, Fringe Festival Exhibition, Brighton
2000 – The Cystic Fibrosis Trust Young Artists Exhibition, Christies, London
1999 – Short listed for Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation Prize, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1998 – The Sip & View Exhibitions, Brighton Fringe
1997 – The Travelling Art Show, Odintune Place, Plumpton, nr Lewes, East Sussex
1996 – Via Ulex Europaeus, Gorse Road, Sunderland
1995 – Sale / The Blue Pallet Boys Performance, Newcastle
1995 – New Toys for New Times, Spital Studio, London E1

Collections
Work in various public and private and collections: Trustees of Victoria Hall Oakham, Doug Becker, Paul Thomas – HUMAN TM, Torben Hersborg Associates, Central London Osteopathy, Sarah Brawn, Susan and David Hill-Brookes, Andrews Dental Care, Uppingham

Private collections worldwide including: England, Scotland, Spain, Germany, France, Finland, Greece, Australia, United States, Japan and Hong Kong.

Publications & Reviews
2008 – Drawn to Fire review on a-n Artists Newsletter website
2008 – Rutland Mercury Exhibition write up of Drawn to Fire at Victoria Hall Gallery, Oakham
2008 – Women of Steel, 47 photographs published in book
2000 – All Day Breakfast, Limited Edition Publication, Journeyman Project, London
1997 – Odintune Place, Blue Rabbits, Travelling Art Show, East Sussex

Publishing Projects
Nov 2008 – Publisher / Editor / Graphic Design, “Women of Steel”, 316pp book by Paula Boulton, CorbyZone
Sep 2008 – Publisher / Graphic Design, “Fine Lines – Cryptic Crosswords”, 48pp Stanley Penrose, Pumptruck
May 2000 – Author / Publisher, “All Day Breakfast”, 60pp with Doug Becker, Journeyman Project

Filming & Broadcasting
2009 – Drawn to Fire R&D DVD 1 with Dylan Harvey
2007 – White Wall Graffiti Jam, Adrenaline Alley Skate Park, Corby
1997 – London Weekend Television, series “Park Life” Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea Park, London
1997 – Meridian Television, News bulletin “Blue Rabbits”, Brighton

Travel / Photographic Opportunities

2018 Portugal, Azores, Spain and France
2006 – 2009, England, Scotland
2005 – 2006, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand
2004 – 2005, Spain, France, Belgium, Finland
2002 – 2003, Australia, New Zealand