Vincent Matthews ASGFA : Artist
I have a real passion for drawing, painting, etching and engraving. I like to use various mediums such as pencil, charcoal, ink pen, watercolour, gouache and oil paint.
My subject matter varies from portraiture, architectural landscape, to manipulating images through a process of abstraction. I have a natural interest in detail and my work is largely skills-based. I love to sketch in pencil from life.
My background is art and design. I was drawing before I could talk and did my first oil painting commission at 16 years of age,followed shortly afterwards with 3 more. I rediscovered my passion for art after 24 years in my design profession. On finishing a 2-year Fine Art course at CityLit in London, in 2007, I completed some etching courses at Camberwell College of Art. I began my career studying at Maidstone College of Art and Croydon School of Art and Design in the late 1970s.
Quite a year so far. I was in the Battle Celebrating Print show with international artists at the same time as participating in the Rye Harbour Artists Group exhibition over Easter. I was elected by The Society of Graphic Fine Art Society (the drawing society) as an associate member in May. Currently, I am taking part in South East Open Studios from my studio.
Detailed Abstraction Drawing
Ink on Paper - 28.5cm x 33.5 cm