About the Richard Martin Gallery

Richard Martin Gallery was established on Stoke Road in Gosport on England's south coast in 1980, just a few hundred metres from historic Portsmouth Harbour. The gallery specialises in original 18th, 19th and 20th century watercolours, etchings, engravings, maps and books - mostly on maritime subjects. Although the gallery was founded by Richard and his wife Elaine, they have subsequently welcomed two of their sons into this thriving family business.

Richard is a leading specialist in the works of William Lionel Wyllie RA (1851-1931), for whom the gallery has a nationwide reputation, and also Gosport's own celebrated artist Martin Snape (1852-1930), both of whom he gives occasional lectures on.

Elaine looks after the restoration side of the business and has restored and cleaned many hundreds of works for the gallery as well as numerous pictures for private clients and local museums.

Dan runs the framing workshop and, over many years, has framed countless pictures and all manner of three dimensional objects. Ben has joined the team recently having previously worked at an auction house as a book and print specialist.

The business is founded on our collective enthusiasm for Britain's maritime legacy and the sea in general, and we look forward to welcoming you to the gallery or as a customer on our web site.

Richard Martin Gallery
19-23 Stoke Road
PO12 1LS

Telephone: (02392) 520642




We are a family business who pride ourselves on the quality and workmanship of our picture restoration and framing, with nearly forty years experience of handling pictures in all styles and in every media. Many of the relationships that we have built with private customers, public galleries and museums have endured for years, and we have received many letters and emails from satisfied customers that you are welcome to inspect at the gallery. We offer a selection below.

“You have made a wonderful job of the restoration – it now looks truly magnificent"
Cliff G, Wanstead

"Richard Martin Gallery brings paintings back to life. I had no idea what gems were buried beneath the layers"
Shena L, Hampshire

"I am delighted with the result and wish to thank you for your advice and attention to every detail"
Mrs J.V.P., Southampton

"Beautiful restoration. Many thanks"
Andrew R, Gosport

"A note to let you know the painting arrived! Thank you for packing it so well for shipping!"
Suzanne, Monterey, USA

"First rate service - a pleasure to deal with. Thank you"
Trevor N, Southampton

"Arrived promptly and carefully packed for safe transatlantic journey"
Giles G, Ohio, USA

"Really thrilled with my beautifully framed picture"
Pamela M, Gosport

"Thank you very much for a great job done"
Renate K, Exminster

"Thank you again for the wonderful job you did with our etchings"
Penny, Camberley

"Beautifully done, thank you so much"
Richard C, Crewkerne

"I am delighted with the finished products, they are spectacular"
Thomas W, East Preston

"My etching looks stunning"
Jennifer B, South Croydon

"Thank you for all your help - a terrific job well done"
Jim K, Trowbridge

"I'm absolutely thrilled with the results...absolutely delighted"
Jane S, Chewton Keynsham

"Really pleased with the results - the watercolour has come to life"
Andrew B, Reading

"Lovely print, sent quickly and very well packaged. Many thanks"
Peter N, York

"I am so pleased that you have been able to rescue them, involving a lot of skillful hard work"
Jane M, Bromley

"What a wonderful job you've done - it's really come alive"
Anne H, Grantham

"We are extremely pleased with what you have done"
L.J.V., Arundel

"Thank you for doing such a superb job on our South American paintings"
Celia W, Evesham

"We are delighted with the watercolour"
Michael, Wickham

"Very many thanks for your wonderful restoration work on the W.L. Wyllie"
Julian M, Swanmore

"My late father was very pleased indeed with the work which you did for him and would undoubtedly have wished his association with you to continue in the future, had this been possible"
John M, Liverpool

"Thank you for making such an excellent job of the restoration of our two family portraits"
Angus G, Portsmouth

"We are very pleased with your work once again"
Mrs U, Shrewsbury