Matt Bodimeade’s new drawings are created on site in an area of the South Downs which he knows well.
The area around South Stoke and Offham was his playground as a child and first work place as a farm hand in his teens.It is a place for which he has much fondness, rich in memories - This is evident in this new series of drawings in oil pastel and mixed media on paper. The resultant works are bright, colourful and contemporary with a nod to the traditional.
Fields, borders and tracks are clearly defined, with a confidence that only comes with a deep knowledge of the place. The rich colours and layering create an image that is ageless and instantly familiar to all.
In April 2012, Matt Bodimeade was asked to create an artwork for the cover of The Resident Magazine's first anniversary issue. Cick here to see this with the full article.
Having studied at West Sussex College of Art and Design and Brighton Polytecnic, Matt worked on a number of public and private commissions throughout the UK (including the Cass Sculpture Foundation).
Matt Bodimeade lives and works in West Sussex.
Matt Bodimeade Painting