Something To Aim For

By Matt James $2,800

Medium: Oil on canvas

Year Completed: 2022

Size: 61cm by 60cm

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About the Artist

Biography

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.

Prizes

2021  Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award - Highly Commended
2020  Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award - Highly Commended

Solo Exhibitions

2022  ‘Where Two Worlds Meet’, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
2020  ‘4068 & Beyond’ – Wild Canary, Brisbane

Group Exhibitions

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

Finalist

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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