Shaped by Nature
Maggie Matthews was born in Blaina, a small mining village in South Wales in 1964. She studied Fine Art at Newport College of Art and Design followed by a degree at Exeter College of Art and in 1988 moved to St Just in West Cornwall where she still lives and works.
Matthews’ work is based on natural forms – (flowers, shells, rocks, etc.) found in the landscape, which she reworks into abstracted landscapes that reflect feelings she has on the day as well as the autonomy of the painting process.
Working from sketches done on the spot the paintings evolve in her st