Martin Dunn

b 1949

Martin Dunn    

 

Call it what you will: epiphany, a calling, maybe a mid-life crisis.  For whatever reason, several years ago I chose to give up the life of a surgeon and everything that goes along with it.  Apparently there were some unrealized passions within me which, given opportunity, have grown beyond what I could have imagined. 
One of course is my art.  The others are about missions, the neglected, and children.  The common thread I have found is that there is great beauty in the least expected places.  I love when a painting grows to express some beauty that even I haven’t appreciated until the work is complete.
I remember telling a friend who is a singer and songwriter that once a level of technical expertise is achieved, it then becomes more about what you have to say.  And I believe that applies to me as well.  Thank you  for the opportunity to share what I see.



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FUN & REALISM                           ART WITH A MESSAGE

 

Rosa's Angels

Rosa's Angels

40 x 28

 

Thurman by Firelight

 

Thurman by Firelight

28 x 42

 

 

The Pastor's Wife

 

The Pastor's Wife

40 x 26

 

 

 

 

Crossroad

 

Crossroad

27 x 40

My Hand Got Old

 

My Hand Got Old...

27 x 19

 

 

Testimoney

 

Testimoney...

 

 

Résumé

Education


Rice University, Houston, TX, art & architecture
University of Missouri/Kansas City, undergraduate degree
University of Missouri/Columbia, medical degree
Training in pencils and oils with Suzanne Peck, Sarasota, 2009-present


Exhibits

 

“New Works”, Art Center of Sarasota, May-July, 2013
“Florida Flavor”, Art Center of Sarasota, July-September 2013
“People, Places, and Things”, Art & Frame of Sarasota, November-January 2014
“Breaking Tradition”, Art Center of Sarasota, January-February, 2014
“One World”, Art Center of Sarasota, March-April, 2014
“Perspectives”, Art Center of Sarasota, May-June 2014
 “All Things Florida”, Art & Frame of Sarasota, March-May 2014
“Coming Home”, Art Center of Sarasota, August-October 2014
“Only Fifty”, Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, September-November, 2014
 “Seasons”, Art & Frame of Sarasota, October-December 2014
“I’ll Be the Judge”, Art Center of Sarasota, May 2015

Solo Exhibit, John Carl Salon, July-August, 2016
11th Biennial National Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL, February-March 2018
Invitational Exhibit, Bayside Community Church, April 2018
Exhibit and Silent Auction, BridgeaLife annual fundraisers, April 2016, 2017, and 2018
Solo Exhibit, North Sarasota Public Library, June-October, 2018
Corrales Old Church national invitational fine art show, Albuquerque, October 2018
Solo Exhibit, North Sarasota Public Library, June-October, 2018
Exhibit and Silent Auction, BridgeaLife annual fundraisers, April 2016, 2017, and 2018
Invitational Exhibit, Bayside Community Church, April 2018
11th Biennial National Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL, February-March 2018
Solo Exhibit, John Carl Salon, July-August, 2016
’ll Be the Judge”, Art Center of Sarasota, May 2015
“New Works”, Art Center of Sarasota, May-July, 2013
“Florida Flavor”, Art Center of Sarasota, July-September 2013
“People, Places, and Things”, Art & Frame of Sarasota, November-January 2014
“Breaking Tradition”, Art Center of Sarasota, January-February, 2014
“One World”, Art Center of Sarasota, March-April, 2014
“Perspectives”, Art Center of Sarasota, May-June 2014
 “All Things Florida”, Art & Frame of Sarasota, March-May 2014
“Coming Home”, Art Center of Sarasota, August-October 2014
“Only Fifty”, Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, September-November, 2014
 “Seasons”, Art & Frame of Sarasota, October-December 2014


Awards

Honorable Mention, “Coming Home”, Art Center of Sarasota, August-October 2014
Honorable Mention, “People, Places, and Things”, Art & Frame of Sarasota, November-January 2014
Merit Award, “I’ll Be the Judge”, Art Center of Sarasota, May 2015
Honorable Mention, “I’ll Be the Judge”, Art Center of Sarasota, May 2015
Merit Award, “I’ll Be the Judge”, Art Center of Sarasota, May 2015
Honorable Mention, “Coming Home”, Art Center of Sarasota, August-October 2014
Honorable Mention, “People, Places, and Things”, Art & Frame of Sarasota, November-January 2014

 

Public Art

Sarasota Christian Church:
Beach mural, Church of the Palms Palm Center, Sarasota, installed July 2018 for permanent display
“Revelation Triptych”, installed July 2019 for permanent display
“The Adoration of the Shepherds”, December 2016
“O Holy Night”, December 2015
“Mary”, April 2015
“The Empty Tomb”, April 2014


Commissions


“The Empty Tomb”, Sarasota Christian Church, April, 2014