Matt Shobbrook, Basingstoke Member Since April 2009 Artist Statement I have been painting since i left university in 2007. I studied Geography and Art at Aberystwyth in Wales. In a way i think most of my painting's incorporate my interest in geography, through painting places I have been to and being greatly aware of the spaces that we inhabit. I mainly paint urban and rural scenes, where i focus on the play of light on a relatively small surface area such as a glass building or a selection of trees. I love architecture and i regard trees as inspirations for our buildings. Music is another passion and this is in some way represented in my recent paintings of band t-shirts.