Kayla Martell Artist

Kayla lives and paints in the beautiful countryside of Wicklow, Ireland. She loves bringing to life the spirit and beauty of everyday things on canvas, each painting a little conversation between her and those special characters. Kayla uses alla prima techniques in her work, and maintains dynamic and expressive brushwork. She is an associate member of the Society of Women Artists and has shown her work at exhibitions in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England, including

  • The Royal Society of Oil Painters
  • The Royal Society of Marine Artists
  • The Royal Scottish Academy
  • Society of Women Artists
  • Dublin Painting & Sketching Club
  • Graphic Society of Fine Art


  • Winner of the ROI Themed Painting Prize at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition 2022 for her painting, “Roe”
  • Winner of SWA The Artist Editor’s Choice award at the Society of Women Artists annual exhibition in 2022 for her body of work exhibited
  • Winner of the Pegasus Art -Best Work in Oil for the South West Academy of Fine Arts annual exhibition
  • Featured in the December 2022 magazine “Artists & Illustrators”




Aug             Solo Exhibition at Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin, Ireland

May            Duo Exhibition at Clonakilty Arts Center in Clonakilty, Ireland

April             Solo Exhibition “Mornings in G Major” – Ards Art Centre, Northern Ireland 



Sept             Royal Society of Marine Artists – Mall Galleries, London

Sept             Society of Women Artists 161st Annual Exhibition – Mall Galleries London

Sept             Dublin Painting & Sketching Club 144th Annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland

Sept             Ranelagh Arts Center, Autumn Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland

Aug            The Gallery at Green and Stone Exhibition, London, UK

May             Graphic Society of Fine Art – Open Annual Exhibition, London

Jun            Shortlisted for New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, London

Apr             The Gallery Holt, Invitational for Exhibition “Euphoria”, Norfolk, UK

Mar            Royal Society of Scottish Artists Annual Open Exhibition, Online

Jan             Shortlisted for Royal Society of British Artists, London, UK


Nov             Royal Institute of Oil Painters – Annual Exhibition, London, UK

Dec            The Doorway Gallery Christmas Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland

Oct             Southwest Academy of Fine Arts – Annual Exhibition, Devon, UK

Sep             143rd Annual Exhibition, Dublin Painting & Sketching Club, Dublin, Ireland

Sep             160th Society of Women Artists – Annual Online Exhibition, UK

Kayla Martell Artist