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My name is Judit Matthews (maiden name Judit Sandor). I was born in Szeged, in Hungary in 1975. After leaving school I came to England as an au-pair in my gap year in 1994. I met Jim, who is now my husband. We have two children Harry and Emma.

I am an illustrative artist working in my studio in Banstead. My subject matter ranges from quirky illustrated maps to abstract landscapes with lots of little creatures, animals and figures. I love pattern and colour. I use acrylics, ink with a dip pen and some oil pastels and collage too. I don't try to be realistic, I like to break things down, simplify them. Most of my work has a naive feel. I don't pay attention to scale or colour of the real thing.

I have  taken part in Channel 4's Watercolour Challenge in 2001. My artwork was displayed at The Mall Gallery in 2002. I have also done some book illustrations which were published in Hungary. My work has appeared in The artist and The Leisure painter magazines. Currently I am the member of the Tadworth Art Group. Most recently I have won the Surrey Life magazin's Landscape painter of the year competition.

These days my favourite mediums are  pen and ink sometimes with watercolour wash and acrylicon paper or acrylics with ink and oil pastels on woodblock. I love the vibrancy of the colours you can achieve with acrylic paints and inks. I also do some wall murals for children.

Exhibitions:

Szeged Ifjusagi Haz, 1993 Group Exhibition

Sutton Library 2000 Group Exhibition

The Mall Gallery, London 2002 Group Exhibition

Sutton Library 2010 Group Exhibition

Bourne Hall, Ewell 2011 Solo Exhibition

Bourna Hall 2012 Group Exhibition

Ebbisham Centre, Epsom 2012 Solo Exhibition

Exhibition at The Corner Gallery in Carshalton Beeches April 2014- Solo show

The Corner Gallary "Central London"  May 2014- Group show

St John's Hall, Tadworth KT20 5AB 21-23rd November 2014 Group Show

The Corner Gallery- Christmas present Nov-Dec 2014- Group Show

Hungarian Cultural Centre, Covent Garden  13-19Nov 2014

The Love Wall - The Corner Gallery 4th-14th February 2015

The Corner Gallery (Sky)- local art show

Tadworth art group- summer exhibition 15th (6.30pm)-17th May- Chipstead Peter Aubertin Hall

Tadworth Art Group winter exhibition 20-22nd Nov 2015

The Mine gallery- Carshalton  4th Dec. Group exhibition

The Corner Gallery - Carshalton Beeches. Group show- Xmas exhibition

Tadworth Art Group - Chipstead- 13-15 May 2016

The Corner Gallery - June 2016- SOLO show

Hampstead Heath Affordable Art Fair - 16-19 June 2016

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Ashdown gallery, Forest Row - group show from September 2016 onwards

The Found Gallery, Dunbar - group show from September 2016 onwards

Bourneside Gallery, Dorking -group show from January 2017 onwards

Affordable Art Exhibition- April 2017- Corner Gallery

May- Tadworth art group's Summer exhibition- chipstead Peter Aubetine Hall

June- Surrey Artist Open Studios at my home studio in Banstead

The Acorn Gallery, Pocklington

Sota Gallery, Whitney

Upcoming exhibitions:

Lovelys gallery, Margate  July 2017

Corner Gallery  Aug 2017

Tadworth art group Nov 2017


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