It has been ten years since Fiona’s inaugural exhibition here at Inchmore. Her distinctive style, made up of several layers to create depth and interest, has evolved with spontaneity and richness.
Shadow Lands is a new body of work which captures three main starting points; the landscape, its changing light and vast open spaces; the buildings within this uncompromising backdrop; alongside dramatic semi abstract monochromatic compositions.
You and your guests are cordially invited to the opening of this new solo exhibition on Saturday 27th May, from 2.00pm until 4.00pm. This exhibition runs until Saturday 29th July and concurrently with the Spring Exhibition.
Fiona Matheson is known for her bold and vibrant textural work. Her paintings combine the influence of landscape along with experimental mark making in oil and mixed media. Living in the Highlands Fiona draws her inspiration for her striking imagery from land, loch and sea.
Having spent several weeks travelling from Mallaig to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula as well as heading North to Orkney Fiona has been able to collate a varied and comprehensive amount of visual source material in order to execute her large (and small) canvases back in the studio which overlooks the Moray Firth.
Fiona Matheson Wet Sand at Night Oil 60x50cm £295
Fiona Matheson Ochre walls on a wet day Acrylic 50x50cm £495
Fiona Matheson Grey Skies Oil 60x50cm £295
Fiona Matheson Drying day at the isolated croft Mixed Media 100x30cm £695
Fiona Matheson Long Winter Mixed Media 100x30cm £695
Fiona Matheson Harr Harbour Oil 100x50cm £595
Fiona Matheson Atlantic Snowstorm 12x17cm £75
Fiona Matheson Three Beaches Oil 50x50cm SOLD
Fiona Matheosn Shadows in the Machair Oil 120x50cm £1250
Fiona Matheson Disappearing Fence oil on canvas 50x20cm £180
Fiona Matheson Early Catch framed acrylic on canvas 42x42cm £295
Fiona Matheson Early Snow framed acrylic on canvas 60x60cm £495
Fiona Matheson Evening Walk, Morar oil on gesso on canvas 150x100cm £1750
Fiona Matheson Black Sky Oil 100x30cm £695
Fiona Matheson Fence Line framed acrylic on canvas 60x60cm £495
Fiona Matheson First Trip To Sanna Bay oil on canvas diptych 300x150cm £3950
Fiona Matheson From Near Arisaig framed oil on canvas 120x50cm £695
Fiona Matheson Green Hills oil on canvas 50x20cm £180
Fiona Matheson Heather’s Out oil on canvas 50x20cm £180
Fiona Matheson Land Lines framed oil on canvas 120x50cm £695
Fiona Matheson Neighbours framed acrylic on canvas 42x42cm £295
Fiona Matheson On The Way To Hoxa Head, Orkney acrylic on canvas 100x40cm £650
Fiona Matheson One Window framed and glazed acrylic 47x35cm £245
Fiona Matheson Orange Cliffs framed acrylic on canvas 162x72cm £1650
Fiona Matheson Purple Loch oil on canvas 50x20cm £180
Fiona Matheson Sand Dunes And The Atlantic acrylic on canvas 100x100cm £1100
Fiona Matheson Sea Foam oil on canvas 100x100cm £850
Fiona Matheson Sea Grass oil on canvas 50×20 £180
Fiona Matheson Storm Front framed acrylic on canvas 60x60cm £495
Fiona Matheson Wet Pebbles framed oil on canvas 74x56cm £395
Fiona Matheson Wet Washing framed oil on canvas 95x95cm £950
Fiona Matheson White Sand Blowing oil on canvas 120x60cm £950
Fiona Matheson Snowfields oil on canvas 50x20cm £180
Fiona Matheson Yellow Rock Pools framed oil on canvas 26x26cm £125
Fiona Matheson Above The Rooftops oil on gesso on canvas 150x100cm £1750
Fiona Matheson All Tied Up framed acrylic on canvas 60x60cm £495
Fiona Matheson Autumn Fields oil on canvas 50x20cm £180
Fiona Matheson Thin Ice oil on canvas 100x100cm SOLD
Fiona Matheson Burnt Umber Landscape oil on canvas 70x50cm £395
To become a painter was a natural progression for Fiona following a successful career as a knitwear designer. She graduated in textiles from Winchester School of Art and won the ‘Young Designer into Industry Award’ presented by the Royal Society of Arts before working with Marks and Spencer. As an artist her relationship with the landscape is deep rooted, coming from several generations of Highland crofters. The richness of colour contrasts well against a monochromatic palette, this unique textural quality reflects her early training and background. She works both in oils and mixed media and her unmistakable wide-format landscapes conjure the uncompromising essence of the north.
There are a further 43 “small paintings” (under 35x35cm), both colourful and black&white, which can be seen in the gallery along with a number of greetings cards, both hand made and digitally reproduced ones of Fiona’s larger works.