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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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Fishing Boats Reflection by Graham Matthews
 

Fishing Boats Reflection by Graham Matthews

Cape John Voyager by Graham Matthews
 

Cape John Voyager by Graham Matthews

Boats on the Slipway by Graham Matthews
 

Boats on the Slipway by Graham Matthews

Ice Princess by Graham Matthews
 

Ice Princess by Graham Matthews

Crab by Graham Matthews
 

Crab by Graham Matthews

Sculpin by Graham Matthews
 

Sculpin by Graham Matthews

Elvis With His Cod by Graham Matthews
 

Elvis With His Cod by Graham Matthews

Look at the Fish by Graham Matthews
 

Look at the Fish by Graham Matthews

Little Horse Whisperer by Graham Matthews
 

Little Horse Whisperer by Graham Matthews

Season's End by Graham Matthews
 

Season's End by Graham Matthews

Capelin Run 2 by Graham Matthews
 

Capelin Run 2 by Graham Matthews

Lobster Pots with Rope by Graham Matthews
 

Lobster Pots with Rope by Graham Matthews

Longliners at LaScie Wharf by Graham Matthews
 

Longliners at LaScie Wharf by Graham Matthews

Trout in a Sink by Graham Matthews
 

Trout in a Sink by Graham Matthews

Blowing in the Wind by Graham Matthews
 

Blowing in the Wind by Graham Matthews

Big Catch by Graham Matthews
 

Big Catch by Graham Matthews

Fish Monument by Graham Matthews
 

Fish Monument by Graham Matthews

Liberate by Graham Matthews
 

Liberate by Graham Matthews

Deliverence by Graham Matthews
 

Deliverence by Graham Matthews

Entwined by Graham Matthews
 

Entwined by Graham Matthews

Reflections of the Past by Graham Matthews
 

Reflections of the Past by Graham Matthews

Marine Synchronicity by Graham Matthews
 

Marine Synchronicity by Graham Matthews

Coming Home by Graham Matthews
 

Coming Home by Graham Matthews

Capelin Run by Graham Matthews
 

Capelin Run by Graham Matthews

Iceberg Flow by Graham Matthews
 

Iceberg Flow by Graham Matthews

Squids - Hung Out to Dry by Graham Matthews
 

Squids - Hung Out to Dry by Graham Matthews

Meeting of the Titans by Graham Matthews
 

Meeting of the Titans by Graham Matthews

Triumph by Graham Matthews
 

Triumph by Graham Matthews

Boat on the Dock by Graham Matthews
 

Boat on the Dock by Graham Matthews

Crab Triptych 2 by Graham Matthews
 

Crab Triptych 2 by Graham Matthews

Crab Triptych 1 by Graham Matthews
 

Crab Triptych 1 by Graham Matthews

Crab Triptych 3 by Graham Matthews
 

Crab Triptych 3 by Graham Matthews

Surreal Sunset  by Graham Matthews
 

Surreal Sunset by Graham Matthews

Land and Sea by Graham Matthews
 

Land and Sea by Graham Matthews

Icebergia Triptych 3 by Graham Matthews
 

Icebergia Triptych 3 by Graham Matthews

Icebergia Triptych 2 by Graham Matthews
 

Icebergia Triptych 2 by Graham Matthews

Icebergia Triptych 1 by Graham Matthews
 

Icebergia Triptych 1 by Graham Matthews

LaScie Newfoundland Fish Plant by Graham Matthews
 

LaScie Newfoundland Fish Plant by Graham Matthews

Exploding Rage by Graham Matthews
 

Exploding Rage by Graham Matthews

Eternal Bond by Graham Matthews
 

Eternal Bond by Graham Matthews

Beginning of the Rainbow by Graham Matthews
 

Beginning of the Rainbow by Graham Matthews

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