Matthew Buchan is an artist who lives and works in Cornwall at Conservatory Studio, which takes its name from the space in which he works: a secluded and well-lit suntrap that looks out onto the somewhat overgrown garden of the artist's home, just outside of Truro. Matthew's paintings are mostly semi-abstract seascapes and occasionally abstract pieces in acrylics and oils. The artist's work is primarily based on feelings and emotions drawn from his own visual experiences of the Cornish coastline. It focuses on sunrises and sunsets, and the various effects the light can have on its surroundings.
Having grown up in Cornwall, the artist feels privileged to be familiar with the abundance of naturally striking views on offer; like many other artists in this area, he draws a great deal of his inspiration from the natural beauty that is prevalent around the coasts, shores and countryside of the county. Rather than recreating these images precisely, Matthew prefers to transpose onto canvas the impressions that the experience of viewing beaches, shorelines and coasts imprint on his imagination and creativity. The artist is entirely self-taught. Despite having no formal training, he has so far been successful in selling a number of paintings nationally, with interest growing rapidly.
Paintings in oils and acrylics