Martin Procter was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1942, and moved to Devon in 1956. After a career in building and architecture, he became a full-time artist in 1997, and was soon established as one of the Westcountry's leading contemporary artists.

Self-taught, his increasingly abstract work reflects his long-held interests in man's marks on the landscape, and a passion for remote hill country and wild places - Dartmoor, where he lives, the Celtic margins of Britain, and further afield in Atacama, Arizona, Nepal and the Polar regions. His paintings are informed by these travels, with ideas culled from reading, music, and memory.

He has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions, and his work can be found in many collections, both in Britain and the United States.

Solo Exhibitions

Seymour Gallery'Picking the Bones'1997
Marine House(with Tina Morgan)'Coast to Coast'2000
Walker Gallery'New Work'2002
Dart Gallery'A Line on London'2003
Dart Gallery'A Line on Fishing'2004
Walker Gallery'Spotlight'2005
Dart Gallery'Personal Perspective'2005
Walker Gallery'Drifting West'2006
Marine House(with John Piper)'Essence of Devon'2007
Collectors GalleryCarmel, California'New Work'2008
Dart Gallery'Coast Lines'2008
Marine House(with Charlie O'Sullivan)'Tinner's Coast'2009
Marine HouseStudio Exhibition'Dartmoor'2011
Collectors Gallery'New Work'2012
National TrustDartington'Migration'2012
Marine House'Dartmoor'2014
Marine HouseStudio Exhibition'Memories'2016

Academician South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts