Created during the pandemic, Martin’s new series of work reflects a sense of hope and optimism for the future.
This vibrant series takes the cherry blossom as it’s central theme. A flower that is full of symbolism, derived from Buddhism. In the wild it is often found growing on wasteland or marshland. Yet, from these humble roots it produces a bloom of incredible beauty and purity. The flower therefore, symbolises transformation from evil to good and the start of new life and hope.
Martin wants his paintings to provide a moment of peace, calm and space where the realisation will grow that ‘whatever we have to deal with day to day, is just a moment’. Suffering is caused by the conflict between the illusion of how we believe things should be and the reality of our daily lives. He believes that by removing these expectations a simpler, happier and less stressful life can be led.