Sunday, 2 March 2014

"Moments from Beneath the Sky" exhibition

Saturday 15th March 11am to 3pm at the Over Gallery

Lapwings by Matt Underwood

Moments from Beneath the Sky Spindle Hedge by Matt Underwood Saturday 15th March Wine, soft drinks and snacks 11am to 3pm Matt’s work reveals his intimate observation of the natural world. As a beekeeper and keen naturalist Matt has an eye for detail yet this is expressed in free and confident composition and colour. New oil paintings and other oils and woodblock prints are on show. Capturing moments from beneath the sky, be it the joy of fresh flowers, an adder basking in the spring sunshine or redwings about to take flight from a berry laden hedgerow; Matt’s paintings are visual poems on nature. The exhibition continues until Thursday 17th April.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013

Still Alive exhibition

Three of my still life paintings are in this exhibition.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Ivy Wren

Ivy Wren
Woodblock print 13 x 13 cm

I found a mesh of ivy which had been stripped away from a wall recently, it's stems and leaves so finely woven together that it was almost like a piece of material. I used crayon studies I made of a wren last year to put this piece together. I printed the light stone colour first, then the red, then an olive green and finally a slightly lightened indigo blue.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Sleepy tawny owl

Woodblock print in four colours. 13 x 19cm

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Dunnock among aconites

I finished this piece recently taking more time than usual to get the colours and tones right. 
Flowers; it's a battle to work with them before they go over.

Sunday, 10 February 2013


A recent woodblock print,  4 colours.
I'm enjoying working on a smaller scale however I'm often stumped for a while on how to move forward with a print. Sometimes my head just needs to be in the right place.
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