10th Annual Solo Show in Santa Fe

 Brush with Sky, oil, 16x20

Brush with Sky, oil, 16x20

Greetings again from the studio.  I am thick in preparation for my 10th annual solo show in Santa Fe at Waxlander Gallery.  Opening night is September 4th.  I will be showcasing a new body of work that has taken months of gestation, contemplation, and planning.  One major break through happened way upstream in the canvas building department.  Over the last several years, I've begun making most of my canvases for my shows since I've gotten more particular about the type and surface I paint on- smoother and double gessoed with sanding in between.  As result, the mix of medium and oil paint I use flows incredibly well.  Since painting is a very kinetic process for me, I work quickly, stand all of the time, and walk constantly back and forth. For the paint to flow well is critical. If everything goes right, the painting  vibrates with movement and color.  This is a big part in getting to the spirit of the scenes I paint.  It's a building process and really it's starts the moment I put a canvas frame together.  

This year's show celebrates my love of the land in a myriad of ways, particularly roadway passages through the radiance of Autumn colors. I feel such passages are entry points into new discoveries beyond the bend to new scenes I want to explore.  Wild flowers, cloud vistas, water reflections, shadows and sun…everything is there.  It is taking the common and making it as extraordinary as I can, to create an entry point, a portal into an entirely new experience.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Please come!

Warmest wishes, 

Matthew 

"Exultation", 10th Annual Solo Show, Waxlander Gallery, 622 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM

September 1-14th, Opening Night, September 4th, 5-8pm

 

 Eminence of Shadows, oil, 48x72

Eminence of Shadows, oil, 48x72