Martin Ball is renowned for his hyper-realist, large-scale painted portraits of recent years. These works represent a culmination of Ball’s ongoing interest in portraiture and realism that has spanned more than three decades. Ball has focussed on a variety of subject matter since the early stages of his career including landscape, still-life and portraiture. Although his subjects range from the intensely detailed to the minimal, he has consistently worked in the style of realism. His works invariably display a graphic quality, achievable through his careful handling of the mediums he employs. Ball’s incredible technical skill - evident in his use of pencil, graphite and more recently oil - is a testament to his disciplined approach to art-making.