One of my favourite artists is Rodney Matthews.
Rodney Matthews was born in 1945 and grew up in the rural south west of England. He studied at Bristol Art College.
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.
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.
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.
Rodney has painted album covers for many bands and musicians, including Thin Lizzy, Magnum, Asia, Praying Mantis and Rick Wakeman.
A later venture was the animation project for children, of his own design, called Lavender Castle.
In 1990 he was commissioned to produce four “Alice in Wonderland” paintings for four large limited edition prints.
Rodney Matthews is still working as an artist, and lives in Wales with his family.
Here’s a link to his website:
I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do.