Both artists share an understanding of the complexities of colour and this combined with a shared passion for fishing, started a conversation a number of years ago which has culminated in this exhibition. Essentially this is a long running conversation about work, abstraction, painting, colour and the natural environment.
Matthew is an abstract painter influenced by light and the atmosphere of the natural environment, especially the relationship to where water meets other elements that is, shorelines, sky, horizon, clouds. He says, "many of these observations become the subject matter of my paintings….and it is the constant observation of nature that informs my visual language".
Daniel is a traditional desert man, whose family ended up living on the coast, so the saltwater life has defined and influenced him since birth. His use of colour has always been informed by this landscape, his subject matter is firmly embedded in his cultural desert history.