Graham Matthews - Fine Artist

Graham Matthews

Pacquet, NL - Canada

 
 
 

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Graham Matthews

Pacquet, NL - Canada

Graham Matthews - Fine Artist

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I am from a small town in Newfoundland, Canada. I grew up near the ocean, which is the inspiration for most of my artwork. I view the ocean, and nature in general, as beautiful, and untamed, having a personality of its own. The ocean can be calm and serene at times, and wild and untamed at others. It has also been merciless, claiming many lives. My artwork often invokes some of this moodiness and instability.

My drawings and paintings often have wild sweeping lines, undulating curves, spiraling forms, along with surreal looking landmasses. I use these various styles in combination to show movement and unruleliness. Sometimes they are complex and dizzying. Many times my artworks are 'escapes' from the real world, hense bordering on surreal. This is because I use the real world as a basis and distort it in such a way that seems otherworldly.

In spite of the representational beginnings of my artworks, the underlying meaning is psychological in context, either blatant or implied. My art has been a type of 'release' for emotions... a way of 'hiding' them on the canvas without expressing them outwardly... and admittedly therapeutic.

Some of my influences through the years are the Group of Seven and Tom Thompson, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Salvador Dali. I also draw my inspiration from everyone and everything around me.

It is the people closest to me that are my greatest influences.


Graham Matthews Abstract Art
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BFA Visual Arts, SWGC, 1999

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Ice Princess by Graham Matthews

 

Crab by Graham Matthews

 

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Elvis With His Cod by Graham Matthews

 

Look at the Fish by Graham Matthews

 

Little Horse Whisperer by Graham Matthews

 

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Lobster Pots with Rope by Graham Matthews

 

Longliners at LaScie Wharf by Graham Matthews

 

Trout in a Sink by Graham Matthews

 

Blowing in the Wind by Graham Matthews

 

Big Catch by Graham Matthews

 

Fish Monument by Graham Matthews

 

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Marine Synchronicity by Graham Matthews

 

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