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2018 - Belgium

My artwork is inspired by Celtic history, art and culture. The historical texts of Peter Berresford Ellis and others have inspired these organic images. The compositions are a reflection of my understanding of the natural world. The forms take shape and grow into all sorts of natural-looking objects and landscape features. The guiding working principle of my artwork is to experience Zen and achieve balance. The end result is always a chaotic, yet balanced image that mirrors the visual complexity of the natural world. I find it rewarding that the images seem to share the "DNA" of Celtic art works from so long ago. The line work and colors I've discovered are like jewels wrapped in the fantastic, swirling aesthetic of traditional Celtic art.

2018 - BELGIUM

 

The Grove, 61 x 105 cm

The Grove is painted with acrylic paints mixed by myself using artist-grade pigments. The painting surface is a heavy 300gsm paper mounted with archival acrylic medium to birch plywood. After several layers of color were applied, the final image became a series of swirling trees, roses, birds, bees and all the life you would find in a woodland. The swirls and line work remind me of the colorful stones set into Celtic craft work like shields, cauldrons and drinking cups.

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Matthew J Frock Art


2018 - BELGIUM

 

Forest of the Elephant, 58 x 77 cm

"Forest of the Elephant" is a painting in artist-made gouache paint. The painting is on high-quality, thick 850gsm Arches paper. The paint I mix creates unique textures and finishes. The colors are exceptionally bright and vivid.

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Matthew J Frock Art


2018 - BELGIUM

 

And Dance Around in Your Bones, 58 x 77 cm

"And Dance Around in Your Bones" is a painting in artist-made gouache paint. The painting is on high-quality, thick 850gsm Arches paper. The paint I mix creates unique textures and finishes. The colors are exceptionally bright and vivid.

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Matthew J Frock Art


2018 - BELGIUM

 

Valley of the Kangaroo, 58 x 77 cm

Valley of the Kangaroo is a painting in artist-made gouache paint. The painting is on high-quality, thick 850gsm paper. The image evolved over the course of production. The end result is a painting of a valley with the moon rising over the ridge of a col. The valley is wild, rustic and features a surprising kangaroo.

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Matthew J Frock Art


2018 - BELGIUM

 

Moonlight Waves, 58 x 77 cm

Moonlight Waves is a painting in artist-made gouache paint. The painting is on high-quality, thick 650gsm paper. The image evolved over the course of production. The end result is a painting of waves crashing on a rocky shoreline. The moon lights the scene as it crests a high, distant ridge. The impression of standing stones, farmlands and other natural landscape scenery appear.

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Matthew J Frock Art


2018 - BELGIUM

 

Spring, 58 x 77 cm

Spring was created with artist-made gouche paint. The paint I make is super-saturated with pigment which produces exceptionally bright colors. The image is on very heavy, 640gsm archival watercolor paper. The image evolved over the course of production, but finally came to remind me of the energy, life and color of Spring.

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Matthew J Frock Art


2018 - BELGIUM

 

The View From the Grove, 100 x 122 cm

The View From the Grove is painted with gouche paints mixed by myself using artist-grade pigments. The painting surface is a heavy 300gsm paper mounted with archival acrylic medium to birch plywood. I mount the paper to plywood to avoid paper rippling. The result is a sturdy, easy to frame painting mount built to last.

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Matthew J Frock Art


2018 - BELGIUM

 

The Isle of Skye at Night, 26 x 21 cm

The Isle of Skye at Night is a painting in artist-made gouache paint. The painting is on high-quality, 300gsm Arches paper that has been mounted to wood with archival acrylic medium. It is painted with gouche paints mixed by myself using artist-grade pigments. I mount the paper to plywood to create a sturdy surface that won't ripple and is easy to frame. The Isle of Skye at Night is the product of several layers of color applied over time. The subtle image of the Isle of Sky can be seen in the dark yet vibrant composition of shapes and lines.

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Matthew J Frock Art


2018 - BELGIUM

 

Forest of the Peacock, 105 x 61 cm

Forest of the Peacock is painted with gouache-like acrylic paints mixed by myself using artist-grade pigments. The painting surface is a heavy 300gsm paper mounted with archival acrylic medium to birch plywood. I mount the paper to plywood to avoid paper rippling. The result is a sturdy, easy to frame painting mount. After several layers of color were applied, the final image became a series of tall, slender trees with jewels in their branches. The jewels and line work remind me of the colorful stones set into ancient Celtic craft work like shields, cauldrons and drinking cups.

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Matthew J Frock Art


2018 - BELGIUM

 

Heart of the White Bull, 58 x 77 cm

Heart of the White Bull is a painting in artist-made gouache paint. The painting is on high-quality, thick 850gsm Arches paper. The image evolved over the course of production. The end result is a painting of clouds parting to reveal an interstellar scene.

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Matthew J Frock Art


2018 - BELGIUM

 

The Isle of Skye in Moonlight, 30 x 24 cm

The Isle of Skye in Moonlight is painted with gouche paints mixed by the artist using artist-grade pigments. The painting surface is a heavy 300gsm paper mounted with archival acrylic medium to birch plywood. The artist mounts the paper to plywood to avoid paper rippling. The result is a sturdy, easy to frame painting mount built to last. The Isle of Skye in Moonlight was created while thinking on a hiking trip through The Isle of Skye in Scotland. The final image is a memory of the hike east of The Quiraing, along the ridge. Stupidly, we made camp on the ridge in the wind, but the views at night were gorgeous.

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Matthew J Frock Art


2018 - BELGIUM

 

The Butterfly Wood, 21 x 31 cm

The Butterfly Wood is painted with gouche paints mixed by myself using artist-grade pigments. The painting surface is a heavy 300gsm paper mounted with archival acrylic medium to birch plywood. I mount the paper to plywood to avoid paper rippling. The result is a sturdy, easy to frame painting mount built to last. After several layers of color were applied, the final image became a woodsy place with branch patterns that resemble butterfly wings.

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Matthew J Frock Art


2018 - BELGIUM

 

Valley to the Sea, 21 x 31 cm

Valley to the Sea is painted with gouche paints mixed by myself, the artist using artist-grade pigments. The painting surface is a heavy 300gsm paper mounted with archival acrylic medium to birch plywood. I mount the paper to plywood to avoid paper rippling. The result is a sturdy, easy to frame painting mount built to last. Valley to the Sea was painted by chance. While I was making marks and searching for natural forms, this image of a valley snaking to the sea emerged.

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Matthew J Frock Art


2018 - BELGIUM

 

Maol Bhuidhe, 21 x 31 cm

Maol Bhuidhe is painted with gouche paints mixed by myself, the artist using artist-grade pigments. The painting surface is a heavy 300gsm paper mounted with archival acrylic medium to birch plywood. I mount the paper to plywood to avoid paper rippling. The result is a sturdy, easy to frame painting mount built to last. Maol Bhuidhe was inspired by the memory of a hiking trip in Scotland the previous year. Maol Bhuidhe is a shelter along the Scottish National Trail. It's located in a remote valley only accessible by foot. It quietly snowed the whole time we were there.

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Matthew J Frock Art


2018 - BELGIUM

 

Orleans, 58 x 77 cm

Orleans is a painting in artist-made gouache paint. The painting is on high-quality, thick 850gsm Arches paper. The image evolved over the course of production. The end result is a painting of an imagined landscape; flowers in a meadow; a ridge full of trees in the distance. I enjoy this painting method because I see something different every time.

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Matthew J Frock Art

 

2020 White Series

2020 Abstract Landscapes

2019 Abstract Landscapes

 

 

 

 

 

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