Having always had a love for vintage watches, Martin thought it was about time he painted a couple. Here we have a timeless classic the Rolex Submariner.
Launched in 1953 as one of the world’s very first diving watches, the Rolex Submariner dive watch is a true legend within the world of horology and easily one of the most famous watches ever created. It is often said that the Rolex Submariner was the blueprint of the modern diving watch, and the model has managed to remain in continuous production over the years.
The first in a series of oil on linen paintings of ‘classic’ watches. Next will probably be an Omega Speedmaster Professional ‘man on the moon’ and a TAG Heuer Monaco. He is open to suggestions…
About The Artist
Martin Allen is a London based artist. Martin came to oil painting through a circuitous route, having drawn for most of his life and being largely self-taught he was eventually re-introduced to oil painting as a preferred medium to create his varied and diverse work. The methods he uses to paint are classic ones, using layered paint applications rounded off by oil glazes. These create, add depth and harmonise colours. He has shown solo numerous times at Goodwood, The Affordable Art Fair and others, been a finalist at the ‘London art Biennale 2019’, alongside various commissions including work for the BP Shipping collection.