Art & Design
Japan in Landscape – Watercolour Paintings exhibition by Matthew Phinn
11 January – 29 January 2019
Saturday special opening 19 January 2019 12:00-18:00
Other Saturday and Sunday closed
Sway Gallery London, 70-72 Old St, London EC1V 9AN
020 7637 1700
PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 10th January 2019 18:00 – 20:00(RSVP)
This exhibition is a collection of watercolour paintings celebrating the diversity and beauty of Japanese landscape. Matthew integrates Japanese brushwork and aesthetics with a traditional English water colour technique.
The artist will hold a talk on the Private View night.
Matthew was born in Yorkshire and studied Fine Art at the University of Leeds and the University of California. He went on to spend six years as an artist in residence in Japan and Bermuda. Matthew has exhibited with The Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, where he has won the Matt Bruce Memorial Prize in 2015 and the Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award. In 2012 he won the prestigious Bath Prize and since 2011 Matthew has been a permanent member of Japanese Watercolour Society, with which he exhibits annually.
Matthew lives in London with his wife and two children, but he visits Japan every year and always stays in Hiroshima. Since he left nine years ago, his old painting class has continued in his absence and still exhibits every year. He tries to make sure he is there for the exhibition and continue to do painting courses while he is visiting. Back here in London, he has been teaching in the local Japanese community in Acton and Ealing.