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Matthew Allton
Registered: 15/10/2013   Last Update: 06/04/2016
I am a largely self taught fine artist and photographer and a member of the Coventry and Warwickshire Society of Artists.

My early work concentrated on representing landscapes, predominantly using watercolours. These paintings were exhibited and sold at craft fairs and local art shops.

More recently I turned to explorations of the human figure. This shift in focus was largely as a result of attending evening life drawing classes for several years at FE colleges in Nuneaton and Coventry, where I obtained a City and Guilds in Life Drawing. My figurative fine art works are produced using a variety of media from pencil and charcoal drawings, through to pastel, acrylic and oil paintings.

Always having had a keen interest in taking and developing my own photos from 35mm film, recent developments in digital photography have meant that I am rarely out and about without my camera capturing parts of the landscape that interest me. Photography of the human form began purely as a means of capturing reference material for paintings, but I found the results had a power and beauty of their own, and they now hold an important place in my body of work.