One of the UK's most prominent coastal painters, Kathryn Matthews' career has amassed a large following of collectors drawn to her exuberant use of colour, vivacious energy and variety of bold mark making techniques.
Studying at the Deva Art School, Holland before obtaining a BA (Hons) in Visual Art from De Montford University, Leicester (1990-1993) Kathryn worked as an archaeological illustrator in Spain before returning to England to establish herself as a professional artist. Throughout the early days of her career Kathryn worked as an etcher. Elements of this technique have remained consistent throughout her body of work to date through the combination of ink-black colour blocks and etched illustrative detailing.
The medium of oil on boards provides a more durable alternative to canvas. This durability allows the artist to apply multiple layers and glazes, vigorously stripping and reapplying the paint along with a variety of differing mark making techniques. Such processes imbue her paintings with striking luminosity and ethereal qualities. Combining observation with an imaginative power, her extensive travels around the world significantly influence her work, transforming landscapes with riots of colour and exaggerated palettes.
Kathryn Matthews has exhibited widely throughout the UK, New York, Dubai and Paris. She is one of the founding artists of the Two Kats and a Cow Gallery which features a permanent exhibition of her work.
See Kathryn's work here.
2016 Thomas Henry Gallery, USA Mixed Summer Show
2010-14 Shooting Stars - Royal College London
2011 Solo Exhibition - Ainscough Chelsea, London
2010 Mixed Summer Exhibition - Ainscough, London
2009 Joint show – Ainscough, Dartmouth/London
2009 Open House, Shoreham
2009 Affordable Art Fair, London
2007 Solo ExhibitIon - Ainscough Chelsea, London
2006 Chase Exhibition – Royal College, London
2003 Affordable Art Fair, New York
2002 2 Person Show - CCA Cork Street, London
2002 Mixed Show – Byard Art, Cambridge
2001 Battersea Arts Fair, London
2001 Charity Exhibition – Christies, London
2001 Art Fair, Paris
2001 Solo - St John's Street Gallery, Ashbourne
2000 4 person show - Thompsons, Mayfair
Artko Ltd in collaboration with John Lewis
Winn Devon Art Prints USA
Canadian Artists Prints
Two Kats and a Cow Greetings Cards
Commissions & Collections
2002 ASK Restaurants
2004 P&O Arcadia Cruise Ship
2009 Royal Sussex County Hospital
2005 Royal Bank of Scotland