Les Matthews is a world renowned west-country based artist who has been exhibited both in the UK and internationally during a professional career that spans five decades.
His highly sought after paintings are prominently featured in many private and public collections throughout the world including City Museums, National Trust properties, Universities and The Museum of Modern Art in Canberra Australia.
Mainly, a cityscape painter, his work explores cities around the world: From the far east to the middle east, from Europe to the United States. Although versatile in his use of mediums, his main output is through his use of oil paint, using exquisite layered detail, a technique reminiscent of the renaissance. Just some of the knowledge gained through his extensive training at the Royal College of Art and whilst studying to be a restorer at the National Gallery London, UK.
Les will give us a number of mini demonstrations across a variety of media to show some different approaches that we may be inspired to try out for ourselves.