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Rodney Matthews

July 5, 2009

One of my favourite artists is Rodney Matthews.

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Rodney Matthews was born in 1945 and grew up in the rural south west of England. He studied at Bristol Art College.

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At a young age, he fell in love with both the fantasy world of Disney and the natural world around him. Much of his work is a fusion of these two perceptions.

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Since graduating from art college he has been a freelance artist, except for a short spell with an advertising agency at the beginning while he was still building up his contacts in book cover illustration.

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He has painted covers for many SF and fantasy books, ranging from Stephen Lawhead’s Paradise War to the fabulous painting of Lord Jagged for Michael Moorcock’s End of Time books.

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Rodney has painted album covers for many bands and musicians, including Thin Lizzy, Magnum, Asia, Praying Mantis and Rick Wakeman.

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A later venture was the animation project for children, of his own design, called Lavender Castle.

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In 1990 he was commissioned to produce four “Alice in Wonderland” paintings for four large limited edition prints.

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Rodney Matthews is still working as an artist, and lives in Wales with his family.

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Here’s a link to his website:

http://www.rodneymatthews.com/main.htm

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I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do.


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