Matthew Lyndon Armstrong
dimensions40 x 50
Artist Statement & Bio
My work connects to my dreaming and to the beauty and simplicity of the Australian landscape influenced from my childhood growing up in and around Mogriguy State Forest, near Dubbo NSW. In addition to my art centering on semi abstract landscapes using watercolours, my mark making has further morphed into surrealist seascapes, experimenting with chalk, pastels, charcoal,
watercolours, palette knife ... any medium really. This has also included interpreting my ideas onto paper with Lino prints and through clay work with ceramic tiles.
My art making is a personal journey of discovery. My hope is that in sharing my paintings that they bring joy and an inspiration to think differently about our interconnection with the environment.
Wiradjuri Wattle ‘Garal’ is the name for Wattle flora within Wiradjuri lands. The pompom and cylindrical mustard yellow flowers grow in profusion lighting the bushland. This painting was inspired by a winter road trip on the spring cusp through the Central Western Plains of New South Wales, my birthplace. Layered in an acrylic textured base on canvas using palette knife, sponge and brushes (crafted from natural reeds), my marks here reflect a journey across mountains and sky scape.
Matt Lyndon Armstrong