blair richard martin

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blair richard martin

Blair Richard Martin

painter, Toronto, ON

Blair Richard Martin is a Canadian painter. His work is about his life, the late 20th century, cinema, Ontario landscape and the streets of Toronto.


Blair Richard Martin has spent a lifetime in the arts. He has been a professional musician since the age of 19 and left his mark on the local rock'n'roll scene as lead singer and main song-writer with the legendary Raving Mojos and in the 1990s was instrumental in the development of Toronto's world music scene as founding member, band-leader, percussionist and first voice singer with local Cuban son group, Klave y Kongo.

He has worked in video, digital graphics, web-design and photography where he developed a sense of composition and visual foundation; and most recently he has ventured further into the visual arts with his work as a painter. Blair's work in this field is thoughtful and shows skill that has developed at an astonishing rate. His work exhibits a distinct sense of colour as well as a knowledge and understanding of art history, cinema and composition. Blair has already shown in his first solo show, and is a regular in group art shows around the city.


Exhibitions

2016
Not An Everyday Occurence at Gallery 115, Toronto, ON
2016
Think Outside the Box at Gallery 115, Toronto, ON
2016
Independent Display at Danforth Compassion Clinic, Toronto, ON
2016
Spectrum at Tantra Lounge, Toronto, ON
2016
Expressions at Tantra Lounge, Toronto, ON
2016
Awaken at Tantra Lounge, Toronto, ON
2015
The Subject is Paint! at Minto Westside gallery, Toronto, ON