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In the ocean of figurative painting Martin Campos rides the big waves. He paints figurative paintings that are on the brink of abstraction, hovering close to expressionism and pulsing with power. His work has received numerous awards and has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally.

We talk about guitars, studio trash, Sesame Street, diesel trucks and art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are some of the subjects we visit:

  • Influential painters,
  • Working with models,
  • Mediums,
  • Painting process,
  • Francis Bacon,
  • Plein air painting,
  • Substrates,
  • Color palette,
  • Self assessment,
  • Lighting,
  • Favourite equipment,
  • The Core,
  • Struggle, Flow and Intuition,
  • Completion,
  • Being in the moment,
  • Intentional distraction,
  • Social media,
  • Women in art history,
  • Female form,
  • The male gaze,
  • Tim Gunn,
  • Sales avenues,
  • Prices,
  • New Zealand,
  • Self knowledge,
  • Underlying themes,
  • Most moving painting to make,
  • Kindness,

To find out more about Martin and his work go to:

Painting Martin would like to own . . .

Lorenzo Pagans and Auguste Degas by Edgar Degas

Most moving painting to make . . .

A Winter Flowering by Martin Campos

Other artists mentioned in this episode who have been on the podcast . . .

Ep 105 – Patricia Watwood : The Spirit in Excellence

Ep 47 – Michael Shane Neal : Painting the essence

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