Luke Martineau

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Luke Martineau Designs

This range of designs is based on painting studies of my own children. It started as a series of alphabetical paintings inspired by the woodcuts of William Nicholson. In the pictures, I want to explore and celebrate enduring aspects of childhood- the simple pleasures of the great outdoors, role play and imagination.

You can order prints of individual letters or of the whole boy’s or girl’s alphabet- see my prints page for details.

card-printThe alphabetical studies initially took shape as a book, Every Girl’s Alphabet, a collaboration with poet and scriptwriter Kate Bingham.

Every Girl’s Alphabet was published as a limited edition in both hard and paperback but I have no copies left of either run. You can still find the odd copy of the softback if you are interested- when I last checked,  had some availability.

My designs can now be found on mugs and greetings cards. I have worked with Fenella Smith to evolve a range of tableware.  These items are the perfect birthday, Mother’s Day or thankyou present.


Please contact Fenella Smith direct to check whether she still has availability.

Greeting cards are available in 6 designs from Roger la Borde.

You can also buy them from Down to Earth