‘A figurative artist going abstract’

Welcome to my website – ToneMathewsArt.

For all of my life as an art teacher and practising painter I have considered myself to be a figurative artist. However, the attraction of the abstract has always fascinated me and in recent years I have embraced that style. 

The works that I am currently doing are pictorial and theoretical experiments where expressive and symbolic use of colour combine with the formal elements to create form.

My work is always open to change and the elements which I respond to are spontaneity, force, power, collision and intuitive mark making where statements of action empower the image with vitality.  

Matisse has said “…..rather than being used as a purely descriptive or decorative accessory colour has its own rhythms and structures…..” and it is these elements that I seek to incorporate into my work.

Please click through to see more works.

All images copyright ToneMathewsArt 2018. 

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