Martin Procter was born in Yorkshire but has lived in Devon most of his life. After a career in architecture and restoration of buildings, he became a full-time painter in 1998. He is now a leading contemporary artist in the south west. His work reflects his academic background in human and physical geography, a design base in architecture, and his life-long passion for remote hill-country and wild places. A self-taught artist, he has his own very distinctive approach deriving from an individual eye for the landscape, with the emphasis on form and structure. The late John Blockley, the famous Cotswold artist, remains a strong influence.
“From my studio I have a wonderful view across Dartmoor, and the landscape I love remains as a constant backdrop for my work.”