Goldmark is delighted to announce an exhibition of 50 new works from Martin Wenham, the world master of letter carving, at the gallery for four weeks from 19 March. The exhibition, called Look, That You May Hear Me, will be accompanied by a 64 page full colour catalogue with essay by Martin Wenham. There will be a walkthrough film of the exhibition available on goldmarkart.com and goldmark.tv 24/7 from 18 March and the exhibition coincides with the publication of Wenham’s seminal book The Art of Letter Carving in Wood published by Crowood at £25.
Martin Wenham started with pen lettering as a child, inspired by his father who hand-wrote posters for 'DIG FOR VICTORY' after the war, when things were still on ration and food was short. He credits Edward Johnston's classic book, Writing & Illuminating & Lettering, for part of his lettering education. Wenham began his carving career in 1967 after being asked by a colleague at the research station where he was working to carve a house sign. A professional carver who worked there and who'd been made redundant from the furniture trade kindly showed him the basics and it all developed from there.