March 2022: A retrospective to celebrate the 70th birthday of Martin Andrews runs in Henley from Thursday 10th until Tuesday 15th March.
The exhibition is at the Old Fire Station Gallery, 52 Market Place, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AG, and is open daily from 11am to 4.30pm. It features paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture representing over half a century of making. Information about the gallery is here.
Do visit if you can!
As many of you will know, Martin has been involved with Two Rivers Press for many years, contributing many illustrations and writing a few books too!
In 2014 the Press published Martin’s book about Fox Talbot and the Reading Establishment, which tells the story of the first British commercial photography studio.
Also in 2014 he co-authored, with Robert Gillmor, a beautifully illustrated book about the life and work of Gillmor’s grandfather the prominent wildlife artist Allen W. Seaby.
More recently, with John Froy he co-authored The Art of Peter Hay, celebrating the art and life of the founder of Two Rivers Press.
Over the years, Martin las provided many artworks and illustrations for Two Rivers Press, including the portrait of René Noyau on the cover of Earth on fire, and a wonderful painting which feature on the cover of our forthcoming short history of Reading Gaol.
His painting of the Old Dairy on Upper Redlands Road featured in The Art & History of Whiteknights, and he recorded an accompanying video, which includes a personal tour of his studio in Caversham.
Happy birthday Martin!