Medium: Mixed media - Emulsion, acrylic, charcoal, chalk pastel, oil pastels and conte crayons on paper
Size: 65.0cm x 95.0cm (25.5″ x 37.25″)
I'm really proud of this piece. It's a familiar part of Manchester and when I saw the contrast of the shade and sunlight I knew it would work well as a piece. It's mostly black and white but I really like the dashes of blue, yellow and pink and I think the general busyness captures the energy of a city street.
Shade next to Manchester Town Hall 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.