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Graham Matthews

Pacquet, NL - Canada

Graham Matthews - Fine Artist

Graham Matthews

Member Since: 01/10/2012

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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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Graham Matthews - Big Catch

Big Catch

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Graham Matthews - Fish Monument

Fish Monument

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Graham Matthews - Liberate

Liberate

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Graham Matthews - Deliverence

Deliverence

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Graham Matthews - Entwined

Entwined

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Graham Matthews - Reflections of the Past

Reflections of the Past

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Graham Matthews - Marine Synchronicity

Marine Synchronicity

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Graham Matthews - Coming Home

Coming Home

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Graham Matthews - Capelin Run

Capelin Run

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Graham Matthews - Iceberg Flow

Iceberg Flow

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Graham Matthews - Squids - Hung Out to Dry

Squids - Hung Out to Dry

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Graham Matthews - Meeting of the Titans

Meeting of the Titans

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Graham Matthews - Triumph

Triumph

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Graham Matthews - Boat on the Dock

Boat on the Dock

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Graham Matthews - Crab Triptych 2

Crab Triptych 2

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Graham Matthews - Crab Triptych 1

Crab Triptych 1

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Graham Matthews - Crab Triptych 3

Crab Triptych 3

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Graham Matthews - Surreal Sunset

Surreal Sunset

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Graham Matthews - Land and Sea

Land and Sea

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Graham Matthews - Icebergia Triptych 3

Icebergia Triptych 3

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Graham Matthews - Icebergia Triptych 2

Icebergia Triptych 2

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Graham Matthews - Icebergia Triptych 1

Icebergia Triptych 1

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Graham Matthews - Exploding Rage

Exploding Rage

Graham Matthews

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