Martin Gale

Martin Gale was born in 1949, Worchester, England but moved to Ireland at a young age. An Irish Landscape and figurative painter, Martin Gale studied drawing and fine art at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. He held his first solo exhibition the Neptune Gallery in Dublin in 1975 and in 1973 he joined the Visual Arts Committee of Project Arts Centre, He has exhibited widely including England, Europe and the USA. In 1980 he represented Ireland in the XI Biennale de Paris. In 2004 Gale was the subject of a major retrospective, held first in the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) Gallagher Gallery, and subsequently in the Ulster Museum in Belfast in 2005. Martin Gale became a member of Aosdana in 1982, an associate member of the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) since 1992 and a full member since 1999.

Martin Gale's work includes both watercolour and oils. His pictures do not portray a picture perfect Ireland but shows rural life in modern Ireland and how this is changing, also how the Irish landscape is being used and being changed by its inhabitants. Gale's pictures are represented in many public, corporate and private collections, including: Allied Irish Bank; Arts Council of Ireland; Bank of Ireland; Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin; Waterford Municipal Art Gallery; National Self Portrait Collection, University of Limerick; and many others. Gale shows regularly with the Taylor Galleries in Dublin and the Fenton Gallery in Cork.