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Martin Hargreaves

Martin Hargreaves - International pastiche illustrator. UK

History and humour are perfectly married in the illustrations of British artist Martin Hargreaves, and thanks to his versatility he creates everything from pastiche images mimicking the great masters to fantastical beasts and still life paintings. His unique skills have attracted clients in advertising, children’s books, magazines and newspapers, and even at Hampton Court Palace.
Martin’s greatest inspiration comes from classical painters like Hogarth, Holbein, Rembrandt and Piazzetta. In fact, he says that if he could travel back in time he would visit the 18th century, and alongside his love of Renaissance artwork he also enjoys classical music. Martin works from a shed in his garden, with large windows through which he can see apple trees and the rolling hills of East Sussex. He has a BA Illustration from Brighton Polytechnic (now Brighton University).

Approach

Martin works in traditional media – oil paints, watercolour, pen and ink – but is also adept at making changes digitally as required. The 2B pencil is his all-time favourite art tool.

Styles

A master of pastiche art, Martin is capable of replicating any classic style you can think of, in a way that suits the brief.

Client list

Martin’s clients include English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces, GQ Magazine, Jersey Post Office, Esquire Magazine, BBC Good Food magazine, Forever Sports Magazine, Yankee Magazine and Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership.
People enjoying in park
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People in fruit market
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Portrait of a man
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People enjoying in pool
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People family enjoying together
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People dancing together
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People talking with traveller
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Man scared seeing ghost
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Food & Drink pumpkin
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People dancing in masks
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People cat faced couple
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Man dancing using pole
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Architecture house with farming
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People watching dragon statue
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Black & White Architecture Fort
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Cat people enjoying milk
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Black & White couple in cave
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Food & Drink red tomatoe
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People group sitting together
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People couple clearing plastic
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People cat man watching boat
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Woman riding bicycle
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Children with UK flags
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Children in the church
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People cleaning city
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Children art of standing girl
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People men and woman together
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People in the woods
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Cat people partying
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Black & White portrait of woman
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Children filling syrup in bowl
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Histroical soldier blowing horn
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People singing American Gothic
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Black & white woman portrait
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Black & White Utensils
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Children handicap boy
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Black & White horse toy
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Black & White Trees
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Historical painting of king
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Man playing guitar
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Boy standing with out shirt
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Black & White underwater diver
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Black & White Cheese
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Black & White grapes
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Pastiche illustration of Dali Knife
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Historical Greek statue
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Black & White Trees
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Middle aged man portrait
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Black & White Chocolate Porter
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Histroical portrait of man
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STIHL card1 pastiche artwork
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Paper art of Christmas tree
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Historical soldier with gun
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People girl with chef
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Pastiche illustration of modern king
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Bread eaten by princess pastiche artwork
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medical Nusrse portrait
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Travel ship sailing in water
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People in farm field
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Travel person with bag
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Historical Fort
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Graphic United States Dollar
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Black and white illustration of Lychees fruit
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Line drawing of Lemons
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Line art of Huckleberries
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Hibiscus flower black and white art
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Animals Deers in wild
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Animals big Pig
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Historical wars
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Historical farming
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Historical people in factory
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Pastiche design of GS_Xmas-card
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Animals girl riding horse
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Nature sunflower field
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Angels sitting around child
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Black & White Coins
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Retro art of Queen by Martin Hargreaves
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Girl watching mobile at night
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Portrait of historical king
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People sitting with cows
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Pastiche art of Boobrie bird
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Fruits oil painting
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Black & White winking woman
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Black & White City map
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History awaits symbol
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People at bank enjoying
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People of all age groups
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Historical man riding horse
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Portrait of king Henry
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People man in silence pose
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Portrait of man
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Fashionable hair artwork by Martin Hargreaves
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Portrait art of Katherine Parr
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Pastiche portrait art of Katherine Howard
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Watercolor portrait of Jane Seymour
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Painting of business man
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Portrait of family
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Portrait of two woman
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Animals Sea king with mermaid
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Food & Drink Ballantines Whisky
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Food & Drinks fruits and wheat
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People around a patient
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Food & Drink juice and lemon
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Angel operating Technology
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Historical woman with icecream
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Historical people with statue
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Historical trade market
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Architecture of city building
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Travel in the city
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Historical king with cake
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Martin and Illustration have been a pleasure to work with from day one. From quoting to handling proofs, the whole process has been enjoyable, creative, swift and professional. It's been a challenging project, but we are all delighted with the results. The client is over the moon.
Kate Pettitt - Creative Director, Bivouac - York
Just thought I would let you know that the editor thinks your illustration is wonderful ... as do we all
Martin Lovelock - Art Director, 1843 Magazine
I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your quick & impressive work on the Gnu illustration work you did for us last month. We all loved it and the product will be getting launched within the next month, so I'll keep you both posted there too. Everything about this commission was handled extremely efficiently and it was a pleasure working with you both — I just hope to get the opportunity to again within the near future.
Ricky Stevens, Blonde
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