Nicholas Alexander Matthews - Sculptor/Artist 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpture is my main artistic passion, I love making sculpture, by carving stone, modelling clay, wood  carving and metal working. I also paint in oils and watercolour and draw in charcoal, pencil and crayon. At a young age I was privileged to learn about sculpture from my father Jack Matthews, who was an Associate of the Royal College of Art and professor of sculpture in a principal London art college for more than thirty years. I hold a BA sculpture degree. I undertake commissions for sculpture and painting. My portraiture is modelled from life in clay, then fired or moulded and cast. The final work can be transferred into bronze if required.

I really like to teach and hold regular courses in my studio for stone carving, clay modelling and life drawing, details and prices are on the website. Through teaching others I hope to inspire them with a passion for sculpture and a confidence to continue making sculpture after they leave the course.

One of my sculptures, a piece referencing the holocaust,  'Remember Terezin', was selected by Peter Blake for exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. I taught sculpture and its practise for 3 years at the Elizabeth Frink School of Sculpture in England. 

 

       

 1st / D'Or prize at Fleac 

My Studio and Art Gallery is  in Rouillac 16170, Charente, France, and visitors are very welcome to call. For enquiries regarding commissions, sculpture courses and workshops, or life drawing and painting groups, please fill in the contact form or give me a call.  It is advisable to telephone before visiting, especially if you are travelling any distance. I have been living in France for eight years now so my gallery and workshop are well established.  Over the last ten years I have taken part in many sculpture events, and have been pleased to win prizes on a number of occasions.                      

Exhibitions 2016 / 2017

Grange aux Arts, Champniers, France  -  Theme 'Terre'

Grange aux Arts, Champniers, France  -  Theme 'Temps'

La Palene, Cultural Centre 27, Rouillac, France -  Artists of Rouillac as prelude to 'Les Sarabandes' art festival, June 2017.