• Angela Coombs Matthews

    New South Wales

    Angela Coombs Matthews
    I live and work in Riverina New South Wales, Australia. Alongside my art practice, over the past 20 years I have worked as a professional photographer and picture framer through self employment, and as an art teacher through self and casual employment. I am passionate about encouraging the people I work with on their creative projects.

    • Artist Statement
      • I am interested in creating imaginary natural environments you can feel but not go to, that are familiar but unknown.
        I am concerned with conveying moods and feelings, and new visual experiences for the viewer from familiar subject matter in the physical and natural world.
        My work is an exploration of inner landscapes, inviting viewers to contemplate and interpret the work.
        The elements in nature and the physical world that are absorbed at a particular time and place lead to embarking on a voyage of the imagination involving surface characteristics, tonal planes, mark making, linear and textural qualities, colour relationships, and being totally immersed in the creative process, allowing the work as it evolves to inform me.
    • Biography
      • Angela Coombs Matthews has been practicing painting and photography since 1998 and printmaking since 2007.
        She has exhibited in and has work in private collections in Canberra, Riverina New South Wales and Melbourne, and has work held in the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery collection.
        Angela won the 2011 Casella Art Prize for landscape painting, and she has undertaken residencies in Launceston Tasmania in 2011, Hill End NSW in 2015 and Arenys de Munt Spain in 2016.
        Selected Exhibitions.
        2018- Inland. Solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper. Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
        2015- Reverie. Solo exhibition of etchings, photogravures and photographs, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
        2015- Luminous Ink. Group exhibition of photogravures. Tacit Contemporary Art, Melbourne
        2013- 8 Artists. Group Exhibition of collaborative works of artists with and without disability.

  • enraptured limited edition print angela coombs matthews ANGELA COOMBS MATTHEWS
    Limited Edition Print / 39 x 39 cm
  • reflection limited edition print angela coombs matthews ANGELA COOMBS MATTHEWS
    Limited Edition Print / 39.5 x 39 cm
  • be limited edition print angela coombs matthews ANGELA COOMBS MATTHEWS
    Limited Edition Print / 32.5 x 24.5 cm
  • enchanted painting angela coombs matthews ANGELA COOMBS MATTHEWS
    Painting / 75 x 100 cm