Medium: Mixed media - Emulsion, acrylic, charcoal, chalk pastel, oil pastels and conte crayons on board
Size: 70.0cm x 100.0cm (27.5″ x 39.5″)
I've seen this view on endless occasions having lived in Manchester for 12 years. It's the route the bus takes leaving the city centre heading towards South Manchester. The piece is done from a quick photo taken while the bus stopped at the lights. I left the cars in the foreground, hopefully giving the viewer a true feeling of being in the situation. I particularly like the perspective seeing the street stretch away into the distance with the skyscraper in the background.
Portland Street From front of Bus by Matthew Thompson
Matthew Thompson is a young artist originally from the Huddersfield area of Yorkshire. Matthew Thompson has been painting since 2007 and completed his final year at the Manchester School of Art in 2013.
Even now, this young artist has established a distinctive style of painting using oil paints as well as mixed media of paints, charcoal and pastels creating a passionate and expressive take on everyday urban life.