Mael Matthews

Mael Matthews

, United Kingdom

About Mael Matthews

Born 1972,Bridlington, East Yorkshire, UK. Now living in West Yorkshire. Professional artist and teacher of art. Mael Matthews is Head of Art at Ermysted's Grammar School in Yorkshire. He trained as a Landscape Architect and subsequently worked in both the public and private sectors, developing schemes in collaboration with public artists and designers. This formal training has had a substantial influence on Mael's artwork. His paintings amalgamate an appreciation of the aesthetics of shape and form with experimental development of surface texture. Paintings take inspiration from significant moments in the artist's life and more recent works are based on his young family and the joys and concerns that they bring. Mael has also produced a number of works related to international conflict and the worries that this generates in the public.


Education

1982 - 1990 Bridlington School
1990 - 1995 Leeds Metropolitan University, BA Hons, Post Grad Dip landscape Architecture
1996 - 1997 Bretton Hall, PGCE Art and Design
Exhibitions
Sewerby Hall, Sewerby, East Yorkshire 1995
The Art Cafe, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, 1997
Bretton Hall Powerhouse 2, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, 1997
Ferens public gallery, Hull, 1997
Dixon Bate Gallery, The Victoria Quarter, Leeds, West Yorkshire, 1998
The Gascoigne Gallery, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, 1998 onwards
The Weaverbird Gallery, Ilkley, West Yorkshire May and June 2001
The Weaverbird Gallery, Ilkley, West Yorkshire August 2001
The Castle Gallery, Richmond, Yorkshire. 2003
Christie's, London Art for Life Event. March 2003
Galleria Lazzerini, Michigan, USA. Jan 2004
Christie's, London Art for Life event. March 2004
Christies, London Art for Life. March 2005
The Priory Gallery, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, Summer 2008

Mael currently has worked hanging in private collections in Britain, Germany, Holland, USA, Canada and New Zealand and Tonga. Mael's Work is represented by Londonart.co.uk.