Matthew Davison – Landscape painter

          Matthew Davison

Matthew Davison is a landscape painter based in Dartmoor Devon. He studied at Bradford College of Art, on the foundation course in 1975 developed by Martin Dutton followed by printmaking studying under Alan Marks, Ian Gardner & Doug Binder.

 

 

 

His work in television and film as Director of Photography, won awards for cinematography , photography, theatre & opera lighting design.

As an Artist his body of work starts in 1978 with elephant size screen prints, selected at RWA.

Painting in oils and acrylics he draws inspiration from Dartmoor and Devon, working from his studio in Bovey Tracey. Open studio in September as part of the Devon Open Studios 2017.

Member of Devon Artist Network

My practice

From years of making images as a cinematographer, for me painting has re-invigorated the creative process beyond the strictures the camera.

I’ve looked through lenses all my life and have observed and learned about light. I’m not particularly poetic about my work, but I seek the pure joy of the landscape, its form and how it’s effected by light, it makes me feel happy.

By returning again and again to the same piece of landscape, observing the light and the emotions it brings to the fore it makes the centrepiece for each painting. Increasingly the sky and clouds and seasonal changes are there in my paintings.

My paintings are a transformation of the memories and observations into a new thing, a painting with a life and joy of it’s own.