530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Maribel Matthews
Digitally Represented Artist
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY

  • Autumn   Autumn
    Oil on Canvas
    40" x 0"
    Maribel Matthews

  • Autumn   Autumn
    Oil on Canvas
    40" x 30"
    Maribel Matthews

  • Blue Venice   Blue Venice
    Oil on Canvas
    41" x 30"
    Maribel Matthews

  • Environmental Impacts   Environmental Impacts
    Oil on Canvas
    38" x 54"
    Maribel Matthews

  • Madonna and Child   Madonna and Child
    Oil on Canvas
    29.5" x 36"
    Maribel Matthews

  • Masquerade   Masquerade
    Oil on Canvas
    33" x 27.5"
    Maribel Matthews

  • New York New York   New York New York
    Oil on Canvas
    40" x 30"
    Maribel Matthews

  • Oranges   Oranges
    Oil on Canvas
    19" x 42"
    Maribel Matthews

  • Our Colours   Our Colours
    Oil on Canvas
    40" x 0"
    Maribel Matthews

  • Shattered Venice   Shattered Venice
    Oil on Canvas
    32" x 42"
    Maribel Matthews

  • Silver Pots   Silver Pots
    Oil on Canvas
    40.5" x 30"
    Maribel Matthews

  • Spring   Spring
    Oil on Canvas
    40" x 0"
    Maribel Matthews

  • Summer   Summer
    Oil on Canvas
    40" x 0"
    Maribel Matthews

  • Trees in the Mist   Trees in the Mist
    Oil on Canvas
    40" x 54"
    Maribel Matthews

  • Twilight   Twilight
    Oil on Canvas
    35" x 35"
    Maribel Matthews

  • Winter   Winter
    Oil on Canvas
    40" x 0"
    Maribel Matthews


Maribel Matthews

Working with a variety of modes—ranging from figuration to abstraction, from Impressionist landscapes to jagged, stylized depiction of urban vistas—Maribel Matthews captures the often faded joys scattered throughout the world around her. Working predominantly with oil on canvas (though sometimes also using techniques like collage, or the quick-drying medium of acrylic) Matthews’s color palette is as versatile as her compositional styles. Sometimes fanciful, sometimes ominous and foreboding, Matthews’s color choices are always well-suited to her chosen subject-matter.

Aptly titled Autumn, in this painting Matthews demonstrates how colors can be used to give an impression without depicting anything directly. Lingering somewhere between figuration and abstraction, this oil on canvas work depicts not so much leaves but the animation of leaves swept by wind. The color scheme Matthews works with doesn’t limit itself to the golds, oranges, and yellows typically associated with the fall. Instead, the presence of blue, green, and even an earthen brown gives the painting a more symbolic and literary aspect, as though the painting were a kind of commentary on her impression of the fall season.