Matt credits his love of art to his family; his parents were both professional photographers and influences such as his uncle Llewellyn Petley-Jones made a huge impact on his aesthetic sensibilities.
Drawn to the energy created in composition, Matt’s paintings focus on creating movement through broken down forms and the interplay of colour on the canvas. He attempts to retain the essence of his subject while bringing to it a new dimension through his vibrant palette.
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Translucent Scapes comes from the memories of the many Western Canadian landscapes I have had fleeting glances of throughout my travels. My love of colour and depth of impasto combine to express these scapes with structure and harmony and are exfoliated on to the canvas with a direct application.
Gem like translucence combined with rugged application transposing real structure into juxtaposed colour and form harmonies. These are intimate expressions from the soul.