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My name is Judit Matthews (maiden name: Judit Sandor). I was born in Szeged, in Hungary in 1975. After my A-levels I came to England as an au-pair in my gap year in 1994. I met Jim, who is now my husband. I have 2 children: Harry and Emma. My work is very exciting and unique with lots of detail in an illustrative style. I get my inspiration from paper cutting artists and my Hungarian heritage with rich folk art. I also enjoy drawing natural, organic forms and use them as patterns. My mediums are pen and ink with some watercolour or acrylic ink for colour; sometimes even collage for extra texture. I also paint on woodblock using acrylics, inks and oil pastels. I like to simplify shapes and not to pay too much attention to scale or the real colour. I paint whimsical, quirky pictures with animals, creating a story, narrative. I have taken part in several group/mixed exhibitions and I also had a few very successful solo shows. In 2000 I took part in Channel 4’s Watercolour Challenge and my painting was displayed in The Mall Galleries. I have also taken part in the Hampstead Heath Affordable Art Fair. My work has appeared in The Leisure Painter and The Artist magazines as the Editor’s pick. I have won the Surrey Life magazine’s Landscape Painter of the year 2017 competition. My work has been accepted to the annual exhibition of the Society of Women Artists and as a result one of my paintings was displayed in the Mall galleries in 2017. In 2018 I got into the top 10 in the art competition ran by Sheengate Publishing and judged by Ken Howard. My artwork appeared in the Richmond Magazine. I exhibit in various galleries all around the country – Crystal Palace, Dorking, Scotland etc. I run monthly workshops at my home studio. www.juditmatthews.artweb.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Judit Matthews has her own website here.
I have always enjoyed sketching and drawing from an early age. My background as an architect, with my earlier professional years predating computer drafting and visualisation, meant that I had both a professional and leisure excuse for painting and drawing. My membership of Tadworth Art Group over some 15 years has given me a friendly and critical environment within which to progress my work and to exhibit on a regular basis.
In my work I try to remain loose, providing enough detail or suggestion of detail to portray the subject matter, but leaving the viewer to fill in the gaps and interpret what is going on. I try to give each mark on the paper, or block of colour, a purpose. I have mostly worked in water colour but am increasingly using the addition of pen, acrylics and oil pastel to help give extra life, variety and texture to the image.
My subject matter is predominantly a mixture of landscapes, townscapes and coastal images and I try to inject a feeling of light, tonal contrast and interest to draw the viewer into the picture and to discover the detail which is suggested or implied but perhaps not delineated. My hope is that the viewer will continue on repeated viewing to find interest in the painting and that it will give long term pleasure when hanging on the wall
When I left school I wanted to do dress design at college but my parents couldn’t afford the eldest of their ﬁve girls not earning her keep. I had a mixture of jobs but then set up a successful catering business with a friend though I never lost the wish to do something in the art world. I went to several courses at Scola for painting which I loved and after retiring from the catering I was lucky enough to be able to join TAG. I am interested in different techniques and media and hope to continue to expand my repertoire.