Brisbane artist Matt James’ art practice is focussed upon landscape painting and drawing. Having grown up in rural West Wales, Matt’s love of the outdoors is the key driver of his dynamic works.
Based on pencil and oil sketches created in situ, from photographs, and from his recollection of locations, Matt’s dynamic representations of place arise from a synthesis of memory and sense impressions. Considered observation of the shape of the landscape, the movement of clouds, the perception of distance and the shifting of light inform Matt’s thickly textured approach, allowing him to move between representational and abstract responses to places.
2021 Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award - Highly Commended
2020 Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award - Highly Commended
2022 ‘Where Two Worlds Meet’, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
2020 ‘4068 & Beyond’ – Wild Canary, Brisbane
2022 Infinite Space, The Moree Gallery, NSW
2021 A Sense of Place – Wild Canary, Brisbane
2021 Home Turf – Graceville, Brisbane
2021 An Easel by the Door – The Moree Gallery, NSW
2020 Landscapes Group Show – Studio Direct Michael Reid, Sydney
2019 En Plein Air Exhibition – Royal Queensland Art Society, Brisbane
2021 Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
2020 Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
2019 Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
2019 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing
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