Kings Cliffe artist’s natural world exhibition opens this weekend

One of Matt Underwood's images of the natural world
One of Matt Underwood's images of the natural world

A Northamptonshire artist is opening his first solo show at a Cambridgeshire gallery this weekend.

Matt Underwood’s display, at Over Gallery, near Huntingdon, shows a series of oil paintings based on an intimate observation of the natural world.

The gallery says Matt – a beekeeper and keen naturalist from Kings Cliffe – has an eye for detail which is expressed in free and confident composition and colour.

Matt studied art and art history at Salisbury College of Art and Carmarthenshire College of Art. He now lives and works in Kings Cliffe.

He has explored various ways of working, from minatures to collage, illustration, oils and print, and said: “It took me time to find my voice as an artist to convey how I see the natural world.”

The exhibition runs from Saturday, March 15 until Thursday, April 17.