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Martin’s inspiration for “Gorilla Study” came after he recently spent quite a few hours observing gorillas at the Aspinall Foundation. He wanted to create an image of one of them with the minimum of marks suggesting energy and form through the change mixing of tones of watercolour washes aided with the minimum of pastel marks.
Martin Buffery’s artwork is entirely amateur and is just a chance to create without the restrictions of a day job in automotive design. He enjoys most mediums – oil, watercolour, pastel, pencil, coloured pencil and more recently he has started to carve things in wood. Martin explains that it’s fun to try something new, especially when his livelihood doesn’t depend on it! He has exhibited around the world and won several awards including category wins in the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition, BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year and was the overall winner in the West Midland Safari Artist of the Year in 2016.