Matthew Draper ‘North, South, East and West’ exhibition

Here at Lympstone Manor several Fine Art @ exhibitions are hosted throughout the year for the enjoyment of our guests. FineArt@ works in partnership with artists across the UK presenting high quality, beautiful pieces of fine art and will be holding the following exhibitions throughout 2017.

From the 30th October to the 8th of January Mathew Draper will be showcasing his ‘North, South, East and West’ exhibition. A collection of contrasting artwork documenting the observations of the diverse British landscape.

Matthew is a member of the Federation of British Artists as well as being an elected member of The Pastel Society U.K. He has won a number of coveted awards, the most recent of these being the 2016 Charles Pears Award.

“I identify myself principally as a draughtsman; drawing being the most unencumbered and Immediate form of image-making. My work is made with an intense and energetic immediacy, working instinctively rather than methodically, keeping me physically and emotionally involved in the process. I crush soft pastel in my hands rubbing the dust into the paper in wide sweeps of colour gradually manipulating the material to build up a thick layered surface using the ball of my thumb, the heal of my hand and my forearms.”

The exhibit is for the enjoyment of the guests of Lympstone Manor however if you do not have a reservation, FineArt@ are delighted to organise a viewing, please call 01395 202040 or email