Laura Matthews

Laura  Matthews
Laura paints because she believes it to be an atavistic pursuit which transcends the transience and vagaries of fashion.That is not to say that she would dismiss the notion of reinvention, quite the opposite in fact.
For her the development of a painting language is ongoing and is the essence of her work. It demands changes in subject, innovation in materials and constant exploration of the mark making process. It’s all about “the perfect picture”, an image and a surface which lurks in the back of her mind but has not yet been realised. She inches towards the goal, backwards sometimes forwards, her progress isn’t necessarily linear, but she can occasionally see glimpses, a moment in a work not necessarily her most recent, which nudges her forward, a little closer.
Laura has, after all, 25 years worth of material to edit and review to orchestrate and resolve from student pictures at The Slade to works created in her Sydney studio last week.
Featured Piece
Laura  Matthews Shoreline

Shoreline
- Oil and spray paint on canvas
68 x 200 cm


Laura  Matthews Shoreline
Shoreline
Oil and spray paint on canvas  
68 x 200 cm
Laura  Matthews Sea Creatures I
Sea Creatures I
Oil on Board  
38.5 x 38.5 cm
1,180
Laura  Matthews Sea Creatures II
Sea Creatures II
Oil on Board  
38.5 x 38.5 cm
1,180
Laura  Matthews Sea Creatures III
Sea Creatures III
Oil on Board  
38.5 x 38.5 cm
1,180
Laura  Matthews Sea Creatures IX
Sea Creatures IX
Oil on Board  
28.5 x 28.5 cm
980
Laura  Matthews Sea Creatures L
Sea Creatures L
Oil on Board  
28.5 x 28.5 cm
980
Laura  Matthews Sea Creatures V
Sea Creatures V
Oil on Board  
28.5 x 28.5 cm
980
Laura  Matthews Sea Creatures VI
Sea Creatures VI
Oil on Board  
28.5 x 28.5 cm
980
Laura  Matthews Sea Creatures VII
Sea Creatures VII
Oil on Board  
28.5 x 28.5 cm
980
Laura  Matthews Sea Creatures VIII
Sea Creatures VIII
Oil on Board  
28.5 x 28.5 cm
980
Laura  Matthews Sea Creatures X
Sea Creatures X
Oil on Board  
28.5 x 28.5 cm
980
Laura  Matthews Sea Creatures XL
Sea Creatures XL
Oil on Board  
28.5 x 28.5 cm
980
Laura  Matthews Sea Creatures XX
Sea Creatures XX
Oil on Board  
28.5 x 28.5 cm
980
Laura  Matthews Sea Creatures XXX
Sea Creatures XXX
Oil on Board  
28.5 x 28.5 cm
980
Laura  Matthews Sky Bead 2
Sky Bead 2
Oil on Board  
42.5 x 42.5 cm
1,400
Laura  Matthews Sky Bead 3
Sky Bead 3
Oil on Board  
42.5 x 42.5 cm
1,400
Laura  Matthews Sky Bead 4
Sky Bead 4
Oil on Board  
42.5 x 42.5 cm
1,400
Laura  Matthews Sky Bead 6
Sky Bead 6
Oil on Board  
42.5 x 42.5 cm
1,400
Laura  Matthews Mermaid
Mermaid
Oil on Canvas  
120 x 120 cm
9,000
Laura  Matthews Ocean Spirit
Ocean Spirit
Oil on Canvas  
120 x 120 cm
9,000
Laura  Matthews Siren Song
Siren Song
Oil on Canvas  
152.5 x 152.5 cm
12,000
Laura  Matthews Sylkie
Sylkie
Oil on Canvas  
130 x 130 cm
9,800
Laura  Matthews The Ocean Calls
The Ocean Calls
Oil on Canvas  
120 x 120 cm
9,000
Laura  Matthews Blue to Grey
Blue to Grey
Oil and spray paint on board  
120 x cm
Laura  Matthews Here to There
Here to There
Oil on Canvas  
64 x 99 cm
Laura  Matthews Inside to Out
Inside to Out
Oil and spray paint on canvas  
122 x 120 cm
Laura  Matthews Saffron Suffused
Saffron Suffused
Oil and spray paint on canvas  
92 x 90 cm
Laura  Matthews There to Here
There to Here
Oil on Canvas  
62 x 97 cm
Laura  Matthews Busselton 2
Busselton 2
Giclee Print  
75 x 75 cm
950
Laura  Matthews Against The Tide
Against The Tide
Oil on Canvas  
100 x 100 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Ariel
Ariel
Oil and spray paint on canvas  
92 x 90 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Balance
Balance
Oil on Canvas  
100 x 200 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Beach Lullaby
Beach Lullaby
Oil on Canvas  
130 x 130 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Boardwalk
Boardwalk
Oil on Canvas  
100 x 200 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Busselton 1
Busselton 1
Giclee Print  
75 x 75 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Busselton 1
Busselton 1
Giclee Print  
75 x 75 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Dream Horizon
Dream Horizon
Oil and Spray on Board  
120 x cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Dusk
Dusk
Oil and spray paint on canvas  
150 x 150 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Embroidered Headland
Embroidered Headland
Oil and Spray on Board  
120 x cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Flower to Cloud
Flower to Cloud
Oil and spray paint on canvas  
122 x 120 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Horizon
Horizon
Oil and spray paint on canvas  
85 x 198 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Idyll
Idyll 2
Oil and Pen on Canvas  
150 x 180 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews In the Name of Progress they Stole my View
In the Name of Progress they Stole my View
Oil and spray paint on canvas  
150 x 150 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Inside Out
Inside Out
Oil and spray paint on canvas  
150 x 180 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Mans Best Friend
Mans Best Friend
Oil on Canvas  
100 x 100 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Mateship
Mateship
Oil on Canvas  
100 x 100 cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Riot
Riot
Oil and Spray on Board  
120 x cm
Sold
Laura  Matthews Walk on the Beach
Salt
Oil on Canvas  
180 x 200 cm
Sold
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