Matt Underwood is a Painter,Printmaker and Bee keeper inspired by the natural world. He especially likes those daily encounters with animals and birds and how they enter our lives and we theirs.
Working without a printing press,Matt chose to use the Japanese woodblock printing technique of using a bamboo baren ( a round flat disc covered traditionally with dried leaf). Sounds complicated but the technique is actually very simple and he likes simple things.
Matt studied Fine Art at Salisbury College of Art and Natural History Illustration at Carmarthenshire College of Art . He is a long-standing member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and regularly exhibits in London and galleries throughout the UK. His work has also been published in several books: Wildlife in Printmaking ( Langford Press) Art for the Love of Sark ( Gateway publishing Lyd) and The Great Fen ( Langford Press).