Introducing the Artist
Heather Matthews is a British artist inspired to bring the natural world to a modern frame. Her paintings and detailed prints can be found in private collections across America, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, and many European countries, as well as the UK. Heather gets enquiries about her work and teaching as far afield as New Zealand, and her work has supported various charities through donations of paintings for auction.
My inspiration comes mostly from the natural world and I love to create vibrant paintings in a variety of media that reflects my passion for art.
I paint at different times in oils, acrylics, watercolour and soft pastel, as well as mixed media. I find it exciting to start with a blank white canvas and then transform it into an artwork that may become a part of someone's home life and memories for years to come. That is something really special and I love the idea that I could walk into a strangers house anywhere in the world and see one of my paintings hanging on their wall.
I have taken many commissions from individuals who wish for a particular painting for themselves. Also from individuals or groups who want a very personal gift for someone they care about. I have enjoyed working closely with them in order to bring their vision to life.
I teach art and I believe that anyone can learn to paint. It's so rewarding to see the pride and surprise of a complete beginner when I demonstrate how to achieve a painting and they realise what they are capable of.
Please contact me if you're interested in any of my paintings, commissions or workshops.