John Scott Martin – PPRBSA

John was born in Nottinghamshire, studying painting and graphic design at Nottingham College of Art in the 1960’s.

He has continued to be inspired over the last ten years by sail, ships and the sea. The breadth of his maritime imagery and experience is continually expanding, always believing that his next marine painting might be his best


Images of sail printed by linocut on collage every print is in itself an original…

Having cut a series of lino blocks, John prepares collage backgrounds. He then handprints onto the collages, which are made up of coloured, textured and decorative papers.

Each collage background is different, therefore each print is an original. The mood and dynamics of an individual print can be changed by the use of collage. The printed results are then mounted and or framed.