Diana Matthews: Transient Space
9 March - 9 April
In this new exhibition Diana Matthews, who studied at the Bath Academy of Art in the 1950s, has completed a new series of semi-figurative paintings. Using the composition as a vehicle for exploring abstract form and tonal study, this body of work includes still lifes set against backdrops of architectural studies of Bath and Florence; simplified objects and pure abstract paintings. Diana Matthews was tutored by Anthony Fry and William Scott, whose own painting has been a constant point of inspiration for her.
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Diana Matthews, born in Guildford in 1935, Diana Matthews studied Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham from 1954 – 1956. She went on to teach art at various secondary schools. In 1985 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art. It was only when Diana retired in 1995 that she was able to concentrate fully on painting full-time and to focus on painting still life and abstract work.
Diana Matthews has exhibited regularly in London and the South West including at 20/21 Royal College of Art (2014), Islington Art Fair (2013), Bath Art Society (2005/06/09/10/11/13), Olympia Decorative and Contemporary Art Fair (2011), Battersea Park Decorative and Contemporary Art Fair (2011/12), Art London (2011), Royal West of England Academy (2007/08), and Royal Society of British Artists (2007/11).
Represented by David Simon Contemporary, Bath since September 2014.