Broken Beauty

Martyn Smith

Gallery Room 1 – Under £500

Martyn works with a variety of mediums drawing places of interest, giving a contemporary feel to traditional landscapes. Also making traditional handmade prints using Japanese vinyl, linocut and drypoint. Go and check out Martyns website where he says “I hope you’ll find strong affiliations to my faith, my Appalachian roots, and my adaptation to become a very happy Anglophile.”

W: https://www.xomartynxo.com/

I: https://www.instagram.com/xomartynxo_art/

Broken Beauty | £35 Limited Edition Print  | 29.7x21cm | Traditional handmade linocut

Broken Beauty is a handmade piece of a dead tree sparrow I found. I drew it then carbon copied it onto a linocut to make the cut. Broken Beauty is a metaphor of how life is beautiful and precious, yet so fragile and easily broken.