My landscape paintings are freely and organically constructed with an emphasis on colour and mark making. I most often paint scenes that are on or adjacent to a body of water, the majority being coastal scenes along the South Shore. I love the raw, natural, ever-changing seascapes and often find myself returning to them time and again. However, the way the painting is executed holds more value to me than the subject. Regardless of what or where I am painting, I believe the manner in which the paint is handled should be a novelty for the viewer in and of itself. I use exaggerated colours and employ several different painting methods in a single work in an attempt to achieve this end result.

Matthew Collins, Summerville in a Blur, Acrylic on canvas, 2018

 

Matthew Collins, Night Coming at Summerville, Acrylic on canvas, 2018