Born in Devon, Matt has a strong affinity with the landscapes and coastlines of the South West. Self-taught, he is developing an intuitive and expressive approach, underpinned by a commitment to the traditional and technical aspects of painting. Inspired by the dynamic effects of light and atmosphere, his oil paintings seek to evoke a strong sense of place. Matt explores the space between realism and semi-abstraction, simplifying and deconstructing form in varying degrees through his painterly visual language.
“I try to capture the subject with some degree of accuracy, but my main aim is to really convey the feeling of the moment, offering more levels to which the viewer can respond.”