Matthew Berry studied Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art from 1975 to 1979 with Frank Bowling, Diana Armfield and Graham Nickson among others. In 1977and 1978 he was awarded the Graham Nixon drawing prize.
His paintings explore the abstract possibilities inherent within landscape where colour and composition are the primary motives.
Exhibiting mainly in London and Cornwall, his work has also attracted interest abroad with clients in Crete and New York as well as in London and around the UK.
Matthew has also been involved in education and taught at Byam Shaw on a part time basis from 1977 to 1979. His work away from the studio includes running painting courses and his seasonal work as a ski instructor.