"I have been waiting and waiting for this beautiful work. What I predominantly like is your swerving perspective...... The brushstroke, color, sense of the sun's dipping to the earth and the earth's swooping to the sun are wonderful"

CH, Boston, MA, 0ct 2014

"My request to Martin was to paint me an Art Deco lady. I am so impressed with the quality of his work and the detail he has shown on the picture, it's absolutely first class and depicts the subject I requested with precision of the Art Deco period. I have no hesitation in recommending Martin's art work to future clients and I am sure his work will become recognised and appreciated by many in the future."

Dave Dorricott, CEO Phoenix Global Enterprises, Derby, UK, 14th April 2017

Thank you so much for sending us your work. We really enjoyed reviewing it and are so glad that you decided to reach out to us. It would be an absolute pleasure to feature some of your work in the issue. It is some of the most beautiful work that we have ever been sent and we really can't overstate our gratitude that you contacted us with it. "Fantasy Junction" "Remembering The Bomb" "Sunstroke"

SINK magazine edirorial team, 9th Feb 2022

Wow. OMG. Exciting. It looks amazing!

Suhkdeep Gill, April 2020

- We have had many emails from collectors over the past year sharing their excitement for the works they have bought, none of which would be possible without your extraordinary work.

Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator, Saatchi Art, Dec2016

"Just received the painting and it’s wonderful."

Sophia, Coxhoe, Durham, UK, December 2017

It looks like I get to enjoy your marbles painting after all. I have just seen it today and it certainly lives up to all my expectations - it's beautiful !

MC, Middlesex, UK, Feb 2019

"thank you for the outstanding picture you have painted....... You have really captured the atmosphere of our wonderful trip to China. The attention to detail, the depth of colour and the overall effect takes us right back........ The picture will have pride of place within our house and..... we are delighted with the results of your hard work and will not hesitate in recommending you to our friends"

D&RB, Codnor, Derbys, February 2016

“Wow Martin I love it! I love the angle you have taken......big thumbs up!”

Andres Salcedo, Business Manager, Mercedes Benz, Derby, UK, February 2018

“Fantastic I can already sense it will be a cracker!”

Jonathan Sheldon, Billericay, Essex, UK, January 2018

"Green bowl with bust" - Dear Martin, I took possession today, and I'm as thrilled today as I was when I first saw it. It will be taking pride of place somewhere in the living room, once renovations are complete. I will most certainly be looking to buy more of your work.

CU, June 2023

SCA summer exhibition, Museum of making, Derby. "Your still life work , in particular the reflective surfaces - metal & glass - is exquisite and your brushstokes are masterful." (Curators - Keith Newlove and Simon Henry)

Salon Contemporary Arts, Derby, June 2024

- I've just taken delivery of the painting and it looks great!......really well packaged and the certificate is very professional. - a personal thank you for the painting you did for us. It's beautiful and it was a lovely surprise for my birthday

KP & JP, Durham, UK, June/July 2016

"Thank you for your beautiful painting which arrived a few days ago. I love it! .... I love your simplicity and “atmosphere”, and I thought your colours and design caught the delight and festivity of the moment. In fact I liked it better than the real thing....”

CO'D, Sydney, Australia, March 2012

"It's a beautiful painting and we're looking forward to seeing it live"

AH, New York, May 2014

"It's arrived - hurrah! It's even better in the flesh! Thank you so much ..."

LS, Loughborough, UK, May 2015

Picture has arrived safe and sound. It looks stunning……… I’ll be hanging it up tomorrow once the frame has arrived. I’m super happy with it thank you! Martin was so helpful and informative with me, made the new process of commissioning art for me super easy. I can’t recommend Martin enough as he created me such a unique and amazing piece of art that will be cherished for an age. I’ll definitely being going to Martin in the future for any other works that I may want carried out.

S.B. Kent, UK, May 2024

“I commissioned an oil painting (of my grandchildren) by Martin Davis who is brilliant at portrait painting for (my son)Tom’s (40th)birthday. Featuring Charlie aged 8, Michael 5 & Alanna who was 4 months old when the photo was taken. Really pleased with the picture as he has captured my grandchildren beautifully.”

M.Laycock CBE Sheffield, Oct 2020