Mathe Shepheard RBSA 



In 1980 I returned to university as a mature student to study ceramics and glass. I then sold my work and designs to companies.

I returned to teaching after being invited to lecture on stained glass.

A study visit to Japan has proved a source of inspiration ever since.

I started painting after I retired. I like the fluidity, the variation in tone and the unexpected in watercolour. Inks are more expressive and permanent.

I paint flowers, individually and in groups, and trees which can be near realistic or semi abstract. Other aspects of my work derive from landscape, sky and water which respond well to a free combination of both.

I like  my work to generate a sense of deja vu as well as the unexpected and hidden.