Martyn Dempsey

Originally from Manchester, Martyn’s love affair with Cornwall began with a visit to Newquay at sixteen. Having returned often to fuel his love of surfing, Martyn decided that Cornwall was where he needed to make his home.
It was largely with the encouragement and support of Mary Redgrave at The New Craftsman Gallery in St. Ives that Martyn developed as an artist, capturing the essence of Cornwall with his colourful abstract paintings.
With his deep knowledge and familiarity with the sea and its’ inhabitants, Martyn has brought to fruition a new sculptural departure - a collection of Cornish crabs and lobsters, cast in brass.