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Bobbie Matulja

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Artwork for Bobbie Matulja

Storm Over The Wirral

Chinoiserie

Nightfall at Porthleven

Nessa

Summer Evening at Lands End

Homage to Hepworth 1

Self Portrait

Rain

Details

Telephone: 
07932 741558
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I enjoy most mediums - although I'm most comfortable with charcoal and pastels, and I particularly enjoy working on coloured paper. I'm fascinated by places, especially ones I've visited or that have meaning for me - so my favourite subject is landscape (although I can turn my hand to most things). I also enjoy printmaking, specially mixed media monoprints that are hand coloured with pastels.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

After turning down a place at art collage when I was 18 - which I've regretted ever since - re-learning to paint and draw in my late 40s opened up a whole new world of creativity. I've been in several wonderful art groups, although I'm now a member of the Painters Online community which is a great platform for sharing ideas and getting feedback from other artists.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I've been painting and drawing for 12 years - and I would describe myself as an experienced amateur. Although I take occasional commissions, I prefer to paint for my own pleasure and to raise funds for Nash and Boraston Churches.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I'm a busy Churchwarden looking after 2 churches in a rural parish in South Shropshire, so the time I have available for art is limited. I want to continue to develop and grow by learning new techniques and improving my practice, so I'm attending workshops this year as a student with Vicki Norman (Plein Air Painting at Acton Scott Hall) and Portrait Painting with Niel Bally at Talgarth in October.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

My journey as an artist began when I attended a Worcestershire Adult Education Beginners Painting and Drawing Course in September 2010. I had an inspirational tutor, Marie-Lise Chilcott, so I carried on with the Improvers Course and kept up my art practice through membership of Hagley Art Club, Avoncroft Art Society and Tenbury and District Art Club, which folded in 2021. I've just joined Ludlow Art Society with a view to exhibiting at their spring and summer shows and I hope to study art history with U3A.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

h.Art in 2019 and 2021

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

I'm not a professional artist - so this bit is irrelevant! - although people are always welcome at my home studio / craft room.

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