Sister & Brother

Great Basin Studio

March 24 - May 12, 2017

Kim Wheaton Matthews

William Matthews announces a new show; Sister & Brother, on display at Great Basin Studio. The show opens Friday March 24, 2017 with a reception at the artist’s gallery, Great Basin Studio, in Denver’s RiNo art district.

The show features painting from two siblings of a family of artists. Their mother, Joan Matthews, was a serious artist who progressed from formal portraiture to landscape painting. Under the influence of Bay Area expressionists like Richard Devenkorn her paintings became large with an abstract quality.

Sister and brother, Kim Matthews Wheaton and William Matthews hail from San Francisco, CA. and traveled the West extensively as children. That exposure left a permanent impression on them. Both are recognized for their own unique painting style inspired by their individual interpretations of the West

Kim Wheaton Matthews lives in the Pacific Northwest and is known for her interpretation of the vast expansive landscapes in her paintings. They are remarkable for her broad perspectives and signature limited palette consisting of just 6 paint colors, yet diverse in texture and subject. She paints in oil on canvas. Her inspiration comes from her Northwestern surroundings as well as from her world travels.

William Matthews is a watercolor artist best known for his depictions of the American West. His media can vary from traditional watercolor paintings to a recent bold and groundbreaking collection of large-scale sculptural canvas neckties, painted with a nod to the iconic cowboy neckwear. In this show he will return to his watercolor brushes, creating vast landscapes with his best-loved interpretations of light and color on the western lands. The Denver Art Museum recently featured his work in a one-man show, Trespassing, in 2014.

The Great Basin Studio is located at 2540 Walnut Street, in lower Downtown Denver, and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-5 or by appointment. Check website for extended hours for the duration of the show.

Great Basin Studio
2540 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205


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