'Matthew Allton' by Paul Chokran

'Matthew Allton' by Paul Chokran

About Matthew Allton

I am a largely self taught fine artist and photographer.

My early work concentrated on representing landscapes, predominantly using watercolours. These paintings were exhibited and sold at craft fairs and art shops throughout the Midlands.

More recently I turned to explorations of the human figure. This shift in focus was largely as a result of attending evening life drawing classes for several years at FE colleges in Nuneaton and Coventry, where I obtained a City and Guilds in Life Drawing. My figurative fine art works are produced using a variety of media from pencil and charcoal drawings, through to pastel,acrylic and oil paintings.

Always having had a keen interest in taking and developing my own photos from 35mm film, recent developments in digital photography have meant that I am rarely out and about without my camera capturing parts of the landscape that interest me. Photography of the human form began purely as a means of capturing reference material for paintings, but I found the results had a power and beauty of their own, and they now hold an important place in my body of work.

I am a member of the Coventry and Warwickshire Society of Artists (CWSA) and the Leamington Studio Artists (LSA)

Contact

Please contact me if you have any questions about anything on the site. Let me know what I've got right or indeed got wrong, so I can improve the site, and my work, in future. If you have any questions about where you can see my work in galleries and future exhibitions, then drop me a line. Would you like to model for me or commission photos or artwork? Maybe you want higher quality images, or more information before deciding to buy something?

In short, I'd love to hear from anyone, regarding my work or the website so get writing and make my day!

email: matthewallton1972@gmail.com

Exhibitions

July 6th - August 4th 2016
Leamington Studio Artists Exhibition
East Lodge
Willes Road
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 4ER

Ongoing - Prints and Greetings Cards
Hillbillies,
3, Court Street,
Leamington Spa,
CV31 1NH

May 27th - June 14th 2016
"CWSA 104th Annual Exhibition"
Deasil Art Gallery,
The Warehouse
44 Oxford Street
Royal Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 4RA

April 16th - 17th 2016
"Burton Green Village Hall Exhibition"
The Village Hall,
Hodgetts Lane,
Burton Green

November 13th - November 15th 2015
"Art at Kenilworth - Rotary Club Exhibition"
Holiday Inn,
Abbey End,
Kenilworth

October 17th - November 1st 2015
"Coventry Arts Consortium Annual Exhibition"
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

October 22nd - November 20th 2011
"Coventry Arts Consortium Annual Exhibition"
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

May 2011
"CWSA Annual Exhibition 2011"
Gallery 2, Solihull Gallery, Solihull Central Library & Arts Complex

September 15th - October 20th 2010
"Coventry Arts Consortium Annual Exhibition"
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

May 4th - 15th 2010: "Perspectives"
The Lock Gallery
The Canal Basin, Coventry

May 25th - June 9th 2007: "Patterns in Life"
Jane Powell Art Studio
16 High Street, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

May 8th - June 4th 2007: "Out of the Shadows"
Birmingham REP Theatre
The Foyer, Centenary Square, Birmingham.