When Graham Martin joined the Peerpoint panel it was a way to continue developing his legal career while also pursuing a passion for painting, having studied at art school prior to his move into law. Graham is now on his fifth assignment, working on an in-house banking role within transactions.
Proving that it is possible to develop a career at the same time as a passion, in 2018 Graham was selected the John Moores Painting Prize – the UK’s longest-established painting prize (whose past winners include David Hockney) and later this year, he will begin an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London.
"Being a consultant allows me to take time off between contracts to focus on my art practice, which is centered on the aging estates and urban developments that occupy forgotten spaces on the fringes of the city. Consultancy is great because it gives such variety, and provides a unique insight into how different clients and teams operate.”
Graham’s work has also been exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. To view his work visit his website: graham-martin.co.uk.