Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood was born in 1973 and trained at The School of Art, University of Wales. MA in Fine Art - Painting. Has exhibited at Theatre Clwyd, John Moores 25, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw.

The interiors he has created emerge from shadow, from stillness and from contemplation. In these unpopulated rooms with their diffused light and burnished surfaces, Matthew allows individual objects to sing, and draws out their relationships to their settings and surroundings. So despite the stillness and lack of people, there is no lack of drama or feeling. These patient, elegant paintings are full of yearning and melancholy.

Whatever his subject, there is a strong sense of suspension, of waiting for something to happen or of something happening just out of view, and often the whole picture seems to radiate out from one sharply observed detail: some chimney flashing, a distant line of wind turbines fragile as fishbones, a sagging seat-cushion or just the light skidding across a tiled floor.

"I paint on found and fabricated sections of board in one sitting in site specific locations. My work explores the environment whether it be constructed or natural. I am interested in a sense of place and atmosphere and the painterly depiction of space and distance."
Matthew Wood


Bala Lake
Oil
sold

Matthew Wood
Distant Llandinam Hill
Oil
20 x 13 cm
sold

Matthew Wood
Early morning light
Oil on board
18 x 25 cm
sold



Towards Plynlimon from Aran Fawddwy
Oil
20 x 13 cm
sold

South from Cader Berwyn
Oil
20 x 10cm
sold

Matthew Wood
Towards the vestry Llantisilio Church
Varnished gouache on board
18 x 27cm
sold



Distant Arenig Fawr
Oil on board
21 x 10cm
sold

Matthew Wood
Towards Porthmadog and the Lleyn
Oil on Board
125 x 26cm
sold

Lake Vyrnwy
Oil on board
25 x 17cm
sold



Detail of a bench with rabbit and dog
Gouache on board
13 x 16cm
330

Doorway to the Chapter House, Llandaff Cathedral
Gouache on board
13 x 25cm
sold

St John's Church, Main entrance
Gouache on board
18 x 38cm
480



St John's Church, Main Entrance
Gouache on board
13 x 25cm
390

Towards the Dyfrig Chapel, Llandaff Cathedral
Gouache on board
19 x 41cm
sold

Towards the Dyfrig Chapel II, Llandaff Cathedral
Gouache on board
14 x 29cm
sold



View from Chapter House to Dyfrig Chapel, Llandaff Cathedral.
Gouache on board
13 x 25cm
390

View to the Teilo Chapel, Llandaff Cathedral
Gouache on board
15 x 25cm
sold


The Cheshire Plane from the Llwybr Ceiriog Trail
Oil
15x35cm
490




Newgale Sands
Oil
145 x 255cm
490


Toward Llandinam Hill from Carno
Oil
125 x 17cm
350


Llyn Clywedog
Oil
12 x 185cm
360




The Mawddach Estuary from the Precipice Walk
Oil on Board
9 x 205cm
330


South from Three Castles Walk near Edmunds Tump
Oil
12 x 35cm
420


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