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MATT

ALEXANDER 

RAY

Matt's subject matter covers still life, portraiture and landscape.

 

Working in oils and charcoal, Matt began his training in traditional drawing and painting methods in 2005, studying at a number of contemporary ateliers in the UK and Europe. Matt grew up in Abu Dhabi, Singapore and England and now resides in Buckinghamshire, England.

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Matt's subject matter covers still life, portraiture and landscape.  Influenced by traditional oil painting techniques, he uses multiple layers of paint to achieve deeply atmospheric compositions, combined with an economy of means to achieve lifelike representation with a minimum of brushwork.

The Apple, Variation IV, 2014. Oil on linen.

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Matt's work has featured in major exhibitions and hangs in private collections in the UK, Asia and North America.  He has completed a number of portrait, landscape and still life commissions.

The Chopping Board, 2014. Oil on linen.

 
 

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Matt has received numerous awards and recognition for his astonishing artwork including some of the most influential and far reaching competitions for Contemporary Realism in the world.

2016
Michael Harding Award, Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Annual Exhibition, UK
Finalist, Still life category, Art Renewal Center (ARC) Annual International Salon, USA
Finalist, RBA Rome Scholarship, UK
2015
Highly commended, Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize, UK
Highly commended, Portrait and Still life Professional categories, Society for All Artists (SAA) Artist of the Year, UK
2014
Finalist, Still life category, ARC Annual International Salon, USA

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