Martin Jessup

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Martin is an accomplished artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Concentrating lately on contemporary traditional and realist portraiture, his artworks sell internationally and have found homes in London, New York, Barcelona and Vienna.

His illustrations have featured in editorials for The Guardian and Time-Out, and he counts Saatchi & Saatchi and the BBC among his graphic design clients.

He has recently been chosen to feature in a book of artworks celebrating key workers titled Portraits for NHS Heroes, published by Bloomsbury Press.

From his studio, he has given one-to-one specialist painting technique classes demonstrating oil and acrylic painting. Alongside his art studio in Crystal Palace, he runs a highly successful life drawing class at Upper Norwood Library.

Commission a portrait with a focus on traditional and contemporary realism if you are looking for a characterful and evocative work of art.

Martin would love to hear from you if you have any questions or would just like to chat to him about his work. Get in touch via email any time: