Playing the changes: A lifetime's work of a Richmond man

Release Date: 13/01/2017

The lifetime work of a Mortlake artist whose paintings and drawings have captured Richmond's rich cultural scene will be exhibited at the Stables Gallery at Orleans House Gallery.

'Playing the Changes' is a new and unusual art exhibition by artist Martin Davison which opens on 9 February and runs until 19 March. The exhibition is the artist’s first retrospective and showcases his style which Davison describes as reaching "from real to imaginary, from tiny to astronomic, from jazz musicians to uranium mining."

Diversity and constant exploration of different subject matter, styles and media are the themes of the exhibition. It is a major one-man show for the artist who has lived in Mortlake for almost 50 years and who above all enjoys "making things from architectural models to furniture to new games and toys to art and artefacts."

Born in 1931, after a successful career as a graphic designer, architectural model-maker and games designer from 1972, Davison has been a professional artist since 1992.

Richmond Council's Cabinet Member for Art and Culture, Cllr Meena Bond, said:

"Martin is an incredibly gifted artist who has contributed so much over the past 50 years to Richmond's cultural scene. Playing the Changes is a must see for anyone who loves Richmond and I would urge as many people as possible to come along and support the exhibition."

Updated: 16 January 2017