IT HAS been a particularly busy Christmas for Brighouse-based artist Matthew Evans who has been exhibiting 50 paintings over the festive season.
Matthew’s paintings, which are primarily landscapes in a range of media, are on display at Batley Library and Art Gallery. The exhibition runs until February 9.
The collection of paintings reflects Matthew’s particular interest in capturing the atmospheric effects of light on water at evening and sunset.
His work has been inspired by trips to Cumbria, Wales, Scotland and Europe.
Matthew is a well-regarded artist. He is president of Huddersfield Art Society, and a member of Brighouse Art Circle, the Society For All Artists (SAA) and Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Art Society.
He uses a mixture of different media and techniques including pastel and watercolour, oil and acrylic.
Matthew works on commissions for private buyers with subjects ranging from pets to houses, landscapes and portraits, and has taken part in many local and national exhibitions.
His work features regularly in the press and is often sold to raise money for various charities.
In recent years Matthew has exhibited in a large number of local shows, consolidated through his work with several art societies, most notably Huddersfield Art Society, where he was elected president in 2011.
This has allowed him to strengthen his links with a number of art galleries both in Calderdale and Kirklees.
The exhibition opened in Batley just before Christmas and Matthew was on hand to talk to visitors about his work.
oStill on show at Batley until February 2 is a collection of work by the Yorkshire Monochrome Group.
This is a series of 50 black and white photographic images by 15 Yorkshire-based photographers and promises a powerful visual experience for gallery visitors.
Images Of The Night provides a fascinating theme for the next exhibition at Batley Art Gallery. It offers a chance to see more of the work by the Bradford-based Yorkshire Monochrome Group which encourages and advances the practice of monochrome photography.