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Artist Gregory Matthews


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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.gregoryematthews.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $0.25 - $2,500.00
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Biography



 
Gregory E Matthews
Artist Statement 
 
My paintings work to capture the colors and light so prevalent in nature, and uniquely so along the coastlines and marshes. Favorite moments occur at the twilight times of day. Then, shadows and hues merge, suggesting a realm of the real and imagined. Light alters perceptions. Transitory reflections so inspire me.
 
I am self-taught. Beginning in 2017, instructions supplemented my long-ago study in college. My work tries to create a sensual link between the viewer and painting, much like an attachment one might find in viewing the works of the 19 and 20 centuries landscape painters (including JMW Turner and some from the "Hudson River" school). 
 
Much of the recent work involves a "reductive process" that removes paint from the surface to reveal (some my say "set free") the images within the paint (as opposed to using a brush stroke to apply paint to delineate a figure). This process works to explore the utility of both transparent and opaque oil paint on aluminum and varnished canvas/linen surfaces. A final paintings my contain multiple layers of pigment, only some of which show through. 
 
My resume follows 
 
Educated: University of Tampa, BS in Mathematics and minor in Philosophy and Three-Dimensional Art. 
 
Professional:
         Artist: Member Oil Painters of America, Morean Art Center, Tampa Art Center, St Petersburg Arts Alliance, Alliance for the Arts
          Actuary /CPA: (pre-retirement). Writer, editor and Publisher of national tax publication, 25 years 
 
Painting: 
        Painting instruction at Morean Arts Center (continuous through 2019)
        David  Dunlap workshops 2018, 2019
        Cedar Key Festival of Arts (March 2018), Cedar Key , Purchase awards.
        Sante Fe Arts Festival (April, 2019), Gainesville, FL
        Morean Member Show (2012-2019) 
        All Tampa Arts Show, Hyde Park Art Center (May, [...]

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