Born 1986, Warrnambool, Victoria

Lives and works Warrnambool, Victoria

Enamoured with the vibrant world that surrounds him, Matthew Clarke paints his subjects with an unquestionable spontaneity and conviction.

Matthew Clarke likes to paint to make people feel happy. Matthew has been drawing ever since he can remember. His life as an artist started in 2005 when he commenced studying Art, Craft and Design at South West TAFE Victoria. Matthew paints with acrylic paint on linen and plywood wallaby sculptures where his unique sense of shape, colour and proportions flows into the works. He makes linocuts with his long term mentor Glenn Morgan supporting him with printing the lino blocks. In the last few years Matthew has taken up drawing on paper with a fine liner pen and using ink and acrylic washes on the works. His largest drawing is 2.4m x 1.2m and his smallest works are postcard size. 

 COLLECTIONS

Artbank

Arts Access Victoria Collection, Melbourne, VIC

Brauer College, Warrnambool, VIC

City of Melbourne, VIC

Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre

Royal Perth Hospital Collection, Perth WA

St John of God Hospital Collection, Murdoch, WA

Swan Hill Regional Gallery,

Warrnambool Art Gallery, VIC

Other Artists

Betty Bundamurra

Kalumburu, Western Australia

Nada Murphy

Perth WA

Ted Yumbun Carlton

Kununurra, Western Australia

50.5x 50.5 cms

Martin Edge

Brisbane, Queensland

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