South West Art

Matt Culmer

Matt specialises in working outdoors directly from life and hardly ever uses his studio.  He paints oils trying to capture weather conditions as they change.  When the light, the subject and Matt all combine at the same time, at the same place, he feels deeply inspired and the painting begins.  He loves seeing fairly mundane scenes being transformed by light and weather into something special, and wanders around in all British weather conditions until he finds them. But it is in the actual painting and observing from life that Matt is most energised.  These paintings were all captured in fleeting conditions during the winter months.

Having learnt from studying other artists, and at the Florence Academy, Matt enjoys sharing his experience and enthusiasm with others, doing regular classes and one-to-one painting days either in the studio or outside on location (en plein air) - usually weather dependent!

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