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Artist Statement

Co Director & Founder of Drawing Cabaret Couture


Matthew’s approach to creating is centred on the release of emotional energy. Focusing on movement in the body his works have an expressively moody quality bouncing between mediums of oil paint and charcoal. Such tools enable the artist to embark on a visual journey of multiple imagery in a quick ‘on and off’ method of application and subtraction. This allows Matthew to reach a state of mind where freedom overrules self-critique, before and during focus on his subject. The female figure has played a significant role as subject matter, in inspiring and motivating Matthew’s artwork, specifically the high fashion model figure.

Graduated in 2012 with Fine Art (BA Honors) from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee.  Born in England (1989), Matthew left a small village on the outskirts of Grimsby at the age of ten and spent his adolescent years in Glasgow.  Post completion of studies in Scotland, Matthew headed south to London where he lives & works in the industrial creative hub of Manor House, Arena Design Centre.

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