'West Coast Rocks', Crayon on Paper, 2001.
An image from an old sketchbook and a road trip around the South Island nearly ten years ago.
'F-14 Tomcat', Pencil and Pen on Paper, 1987.
I found this in an old book of stories today. Fuelled by repeated viewings of 'Top Gun', I would write and illustrate my own war stories to entertain my eleven year old self.
'Macchu Picchu, Peru', 2009.
A few pictures today to help illustrate the process I go through with each piece. At the top are the sketches done on site, below that are secondary sketches (though this is the first time I've done it on the board) to work out how to make it into a painting, and then the actual piece itself.
I am not very happy with this piece but will do another version of it when I finish the South American series. In the past I have done up to four or five versions of a piece, trying to get it right!
Based in Wellington, NZ, Matthew Summers is an artist and art teacher. His main focus is painting abstract oil landscapes of places he has travelled but he occasionally dabbles in new things. He can be contacted by email for more information or to enquire about purchasing his work.
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