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Kathryn Matthews

Kathryn's initial fascination with the shapes and vibrancy of harbour scenes came from her portside studio in Rotterdam in 1992 and is still evident today in her fresh interpretations of British coastal scenes. Also an avid traveller, Kathryn recently found inspiration in the colourful climates of Africa and the Caribbean. “I draw whilst out and about and use this as a framework for my pictures. It is usually what's left out of these drawings, however, that creates the interest. Having to rely on fragments of memory, allowing compositions to be infused by reminiscence.”

Over the last decade Kathryn has seen huge success in solo and mixed shows and has amassed a large following of collectors drawn to her vibrant colours and bold mark making. Her work is always in high demand in galleries across the country and in September 2007 Kathryn had a solo exhibition at the highly acclaimed Ainscough Contemporary Art Gallery in Chelsea.

Commissions include three paintings for the P&O Cruise liner ‘The Arcadia’ – one of which is a three metre centre piece – a series of large paintings for ASK Restaurants and Thomsons Cruises. Her work is also collected by the Royal Bank of Scotland and her paintings bought by the Royal Sussex Hospital Special Care Baby Unit.