Bear Steps Art Gallery, Shrewsbury. April 30 – May 13, 2017.
Brantwood, The Severn Studio, November 2015-January 2016.
Fletcher Moss Art Gallery,February-March 2013.
Everyman Art Gallery, October 2012.
Merzman, MerzShed II, March-April 2011.
BA (Hons) University of Reading
“Harry Matthews’ work can be appreciated on many levels. On first sight, a bold impact of colour, movement and drama and yet, on coming closer, the work gradually reveals its deeper meaning, with new discoveries and a high level of detail, which will continue to intrigue and delight. Harry has been greatly influenced by the work of the 17th century poet, Thomas Traherne, and I detect, in his work, echoes of this mystic, with the poet’s emphasis on felicity and joy.” – M Tavinor
“I have watched Harry Mathews grow as an artist. He is a real colourist and he really sees how the human soul interacts with the colours and the environment around. His paintings can be joyful or sad but always interesting and I much appreciate the ones that I own.” – S Sharp
“I am pleased to own some original paintings by this artist. I find his work varied, and with a touch of mystery that links seen to unseen worlds in a way that stimulates and convinces. This is work one does not tire of, but in which one finds more to enjoy and ponder on as time passes.” – R Bidgood
“I have known Harry Matthews for some years, and when I first encountered his sketches and paintings, they animated me. I then found that they demanded all my attention, not only taking in the whole, but also details which kept growing in my mind. I have been reflecting on them ever since. I commend Harry’s work to all who would like their thinking to be unfolded (developed?) OR who would like to explore meaning in paintings & sketches.” – R Birt
“I am really delighted with Harry Matthews’ painting which I have hung in my music room – it has made the room feel very different. You see many layers of oil in natural light to really appreciate its depth and texture. He captures well colour and light in his painting, with an impressionistic style. His painting has attracted a lot of positive comments from pupils and parents alike” – S Harris
“I never tire of looking at Harry Matthews’ pictures, which have a cheerful tone” – S Soans
“Atmospheric & fascinating” – C Dowling
“Really beautiful and Imaginative.” – C Foulkes
“His paintings are very peaceful. I love them.” – M Burke
“His work is very enjoyable and inspirational” – R Smart
“I love his painting, and I enjoy the feelings it gives me.” – V Calvarley
“A wonderful surprise. Thank you.” – C Lowell