Davison Irish Art
Davison Irish Art
About

Martin Davison has been trading in Irish Art since the 1980’s and with almost 30 years of experience behind him, he is well known in art circles both North and South of the border. “I began originally, by collecting paintings as a young man for my own enjoyment and within a few years I had a house full of paintings, so numerous they were even stacked on top of the wardrobes. When I took a year out at the age of 39, to do voluntary work abroad, I held a house sale before I left and realised that I had suddenly found my business niche in life! I made up my mind then, that when I returned to Northern Ireland, I would pursue a fulltime career in art”.

During the next twenty years, Martin traded from his home at North Circular Road Belfast, then to Straid Gallery in Co. Antrim and in later years, to The Davison Gallery in Holywood, Co. Down. He has promoted many successful artists and has held many exhibitions.

When the new Ulster Bank Head Office opened in Belfast in 2003, Martin organised, advised and hung the art collection which occupies 56,000 sq feet. In 2003 he also produced a book on the well known artist, Cecil Maguire RUA, “Towards a Retrospective” to much acclaim.

Martin has advised both corporate and private collectors all over the world and has been responsible for the purchase and distribution of millions of pounds of Irish Art.

The service that Martin provides to Irish Art is quite unique. He offers his clients an opportunity to acquire works of art that hitherto, would never be accessible through galleries or at auction. His long experience and wide network of contacts ensures that Martin can offer a totally bespoke service, fulfilling any criteria that may arise. During 2010-11 the latest Davison Gallery "popped up" in the picturesque village of Killyleagh, Co. Down. We enjoyed our time there, and a future date may see the opening of a new Davison Gallery.
Davison Irish Art