Matthew Draper - Curriculum Vitae

1973 Born Stone Staffordshire.

1991-1992 Walsall College of Art.

1992-1995 Falmouth College of Arts BA(hons) Fine Art.


2012 -Visitors Choice Award, National Art Open Exhibition Chichester.

2011 -Regional Award, National Art Open Exhibtion, Chichester.

2011 -Elected member of The Pastel Society uk, Federation of British Artists, MallGalleries, London.

2010 -City of Glasgow Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.

2010 -Buzzacot Award, Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London.

2010 -Annie longley memorial Award, Pastel society, Mall galleries London.

2010 -Conell and Connell prize, Scottish Society of artists, Royal Scottish Academy,Edinburgh.

2009 -Scottish Gallery Award, Visual Arts Scotland, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh.

2008 -Shell Premier Award, Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery.

2007 -Chairman's Purchase prize, Discerning Eye Exhibition, London.

2007 -Anthony J Lester art Critic Award,Pastel `Society, Mall Galleries London.

2006 -John Murray Thomson Award, Royal Scottish Academy.

2006 -Cross Gate Gallery Award, kentucky U.S.A. Pastel Society, Mall Galleries,London.

2004 -Contemporary Fine Art gallery Award, Paisley Art Institute.

2004 -Most popular work in the exhibition, Hunting Art prizes.

2002 -City of Glasgow Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.

2001 -Commendation Aberdeen Artists.

2000 -Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, Royal scottish Society of Painters inWatercolour.


Bank of Scotland.

City of Edinburgh, City Art Centre, Jean F Watson Bequest Fund.

Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery, Kelvin Grove Glasgow.

Paintings in Hospitals Scotland.

Premier Property Group, Edinburgh.

Morton Frazer Solicitors, Edinburgh. Various Private Collections; Australia, New Zealand, Canada Europe and the USA.

Commissioned by The Morton Street Gallery, London for the Caledonia Hotel, Edinburgh.

Solo Exhibitions

2012 'Time Lapse' Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

2011 'New Pastels', Beaux Arts, Bath.

2010 'Festival Exhibition', Open Eye Gallery. Edinburgh.

2009 'Nocturnes' Beaux Arts, Bath.

2009 'In Series', Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.

2008 'Luminism', Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

2007 'January Light', Lemon Street Gallery, Turo, Cornwall.

2006 'Time and Place', Beaux Arts, Bath.

2006 'Seven Hills' The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

2005 'Nostalgia', lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall.

2004 'Panorama' Beaux Arts, Bath.

2004 'Old Town', The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

2002 'Atmosphere and Twilight', The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

2000 'Night Life', The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

1999 The Reynolds Gallery, Edinburgh.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 'Summer Exhibition' royal Academy of Arts, Picadilly, London.

2009            Visual Arts scotland, City Art Centre, Edinburgh

2008            Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery.

2007            Discerning eye exhibition, mall galleries , London.

2007            Salon 2007, 'New British Paintings and Works on Paper' Portobello Road, London.

2006            'Roter Salon' Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

2006            The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London. and touring the U.K.

2006            'Aspect Prize', Paisley Museum and Art Gallery.

2006            'Best of British', Chelsea art Gallery, Palo Alto, California.

2005             'Scottish painting', Chelsea art Gallery, Palo Alto, California, in association with John Martin of London.    

2002-2010        Beaux Arts, Bath.

1999-2010        Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

2001-2010        The Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall.

2002 & 2004        The Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London.

2001-2003        Panter and Hall, Mayfair, London.

2000-2009        Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, Scotland.

2003-2009        Number Nine the Gallery, Birmingham.

2002-2011        Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London.

2001 & 2002        RSW Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

2004            From Castle to Palace' City Art Centre, Edinburgh.

2004            Scottish Show', Broadway Modern, Worcestershire, England.

2003,2006 & 2008    Royal scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh.

2002            Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Pastel and Drawing Exhibition.

2001 2002 & 2006    RGI Exhibition, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow.

2001            Encounter' Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.

2001, 2008 & 2011          Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery.

2000            Opening Exhibition, St John Street Gallery, Ash-born Derbyshire.

2000            Paisley Drawing Prize, Paisley Museum and Art Gallery.

2000            Summer Show, Richmond HIll Gallery, London.

1999, 2009 &2010    Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

1999            Cheltenham open Drawing Exhibition, touring to;

  •      The European drawing Collection Hull, Karl Hofer
  •      Geselleschaft, The Western Banhof Charlottenburgh, Berlin.

1999                    10x10', 10 artists making 10 works in 10 days, Patriot Hall,        Edinburgh.

1998                  Christmas Exhibition, Compass Gallery, Glasgow.

1997                    Over The Sound Of Sirens', two man exhibition, Chessels Gallery,        Morray House Institute of Education, Edinburgh.

1997                    East and Midlothian NHS art Fund, Eastern General Hospital,        Edinburgh.

1995                    Once Upon a Time in The West', Falmouth College of Arts graduate        Group exhibition, The Slaughter House Gallery, Smithfield, London.

Art Fairs

2009-2011 & 2012    20/21 modern british Art fair, Beaux Arts, Bath

2009 2011 & 2012    Art London, islington London, Beaux Arts, Bath.

2000-2008        Art London, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

2006            Art Miami, Miami USA, Lemon street Gallery.

2006 -2008        Art london, Islington London, Lemon Street Gallery.

2005            Affordable Art Fair, John Martin of London.

2000-2006        Glasgow Art Fair, Open Eye Gallery.

2001-2003        Chelsea Art Fair, Panter and Hall, London.

2003            Art London, Panter and Hall, London.

2001-2002        Affordable Art fair, Panter and Hall, London.


April 2012 'A Personal Way With Pastels' The Artist, Ken Goften

May 2012 'Thumbnails' Galleries Magazine, Bill Hare.

May 2012 'The Scotsman' Exhibition Review, Duncan MacMillan.

May 2012 'Gallery Round up' The Glasgow Herald.

2010            'Review of Edinburgh Festival Exhibitions'', The Scotsman Duncan Macmillan.

2010            'Review of the SSA 113th Annual Exhibition, The Times, Giles Sutherland.

2008             Preview, 'Luminism', Galleries Magazine, Bill Hare.

2006            Exhibition Review U.K. Metro, Anna Britten.

2004/05      Cornwall Today.

2004            'Bright prospect for a Painter Inspired by the Twilight zone', Edward Black, The Scotsman.

2004            Uptown Magazine.

2003            Homes and Interiors Scotland magazine.

2002            Caledonia Magazine.

2002            'Taking The traditional route to an imaginative Auld Reekie', Exhibition Review by Iain Gale, Scotland on Sunday.

2001             Sunday Telegraph Review.

2001            'What can you Hear', Duncan Macmillan, Business AM.

2000            Interview with Brian Morton, BBC Radio Scotland.

1999            'Seven Days', Scottish Television.


2005            'Nostalgia' Catalogue to accompany lemon Street Gallery Exhibition, forward; Michael spender. ISBN 0-9550175-0-5

2007            'January Light' catalogue to accompany Lemon Street  Gallery Exhibition,forward;Bill Hare. ISBN978-0-955432-1-1

2009            'In Series' catalogue to accompany lemon Street Gallery Exhibition, forward; Bill Hare ISBN 978-0-9561797-2-2