Entries by matt forster

Book Covers

I’ve received so much interest on twitter from authors who are interested in using my paintings in relation to my work; I thought I’d just write out a quick post to explain how this can work. Firstly all my paintings are original and mainly in watercolour. For a brief history have a look at my […]

Original British Landscapes-Small

Broadly speaking the paintings  are approximately 12 x 9 inches or 320 x 220m. When mounted and framed the total external size is again roughly 14 x 18 inches or 350  x 480mm. If you would like one simply email me at info@mjforster.com with any questions, I’ll get back to you as soon as I […]

Forgotten Felt Tips 2005

Occasionally I get around to sorting through the various piles of old work I have here in my studio in Hexham. Here are some large scale felt tip studies from 2005. They are all roughly 105 x 75 cm so really quite large.   Email me at info@mjforster.com with any questions.               […]

Strip Cuts

The past two weeks has seen me reworking a theme I keep returning to. These paintings are all taken from an initial painting similar to the one below. Essentially I apply 3 washes The first covers the entire paper and may change in tone or colour, or even both. So yellow adding blue to green […]

Black and Whites from 2003

When I returned from New Zealand in 2003 these were among the first paintings I completed. I had been using black and white emulsion paint you can read in more detail about this in my retrospective book http://mjforster.com/retrospective-book/  I was never able to find the same sort of paint I had been using down under, this […]

Rearranged Watercolours

So the idea of altering an existing image by dismantling it and rearranging it has always been a fascination. I’ve recently returned to this. The first image 50 x 70cm is achieved by 15mm strips then moved vertically in an undulating 3 strip pattern. These first 5 paintings are all mountain images. The second painting […]

From Bananas to Dolphanas

In late May 2016 I decided to go back and try some still life work out painting from observation in the Studio. I started with bananas always a great subject with watercolour. All the paintings featured here are original watercolours at 22 x 30 inches. It didn’t take me long to start playing around with […]

My Latest Abstract Work April 2016

A small sample of some of my very latest Abstract work. To view the full gallery follow this link http://mjforster.com/abstract-gallery/ I’ve also made a short video for a more detailed view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RT-OSjnNd4      

The Other Art Fair-New Work

My next London show is at The Other Art Fair http://www.theotherartfair.com/ site  on the 7th to the 10th of April. This is my 8th appearance at this dynamic and evolving art fair. I’ve a bigger stand than usual and will be dividing my work into my Uberpainting/traditional landscape and my abstract work   I’ve been […]