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Andrew Alan Matthews is a proud Mancunian Artist producing affordable original artworks of Manchester and beyond, My Brand Promotes positivity focusing on Manchester and the UK through my Art.
My philosophy, Brand and aim in life is to overcome negativity wherever that may be turning negatives to positives. This is based on my own personal experience of stress in life and how I have learnt to overcome this.
By producing and selling my Artwork in the form of my products I have achieved this..
Motto - BEE positive,
Frank sinatra song I did it my way
click on the link
always look on the bright side of life link
Help to overcome stress
Seek help, try to relax, take deep breaths, have a break, ask for support, try to focus on what positive things can be done. Help is also out there such as.
• Self help stress apps for the mobile
• CBT therapy (cognitive behaviour therapy) usually through your doctor
• Community mental health Teams
• Talking therapies
• The Company can also help If you need further support
• Other sources of support
• Stress Management Society – gives information about stress and tips on how to cope
• Support groups
Stress can be a good thing, believe it or not.
The fight or flight response is a natural process for dealing with a threat or stressful event, it helps you react to a dangerous situation such as avoiding a collision in a vehicle or perceived threat that can help you fight or run away. It’s a natural process.
however too much stress can turn into a negative and lead to illness.
How much stress is too much depends on each person individually, some can deal with a lot of stress others can deal with a little stress.
You need to strike a balance in work and home life to deal with the stress.
There are organisations that can help you if you are stressed
My brand offers Modern original art for your home and business at affordable prices.
My Retail ranges include Limited edition designer T shirts. including my positive cycle T shirt collection
Coming soon Greeting cards
Childrens Video Books and books for sale
Professional insured Artist
I can offer tuition and classroom demonstrations of How I produce my artwork in my unique style. contact me for more information.
I produce and sell original hand painted artwork on box stretched canvas at affordable prices.
I accept commissioned artwork
Limited Edition Designer T shirts available. designed by Andrew Alan Matthews.
DVDS's of my art are for sale
I have a large selection of artwork available from my early collections, see my website pages for more detail
I can also undertake class demonstrations of how I produce my artwork in my style. See my videos. contact me for information.
I can offer my artwork on loan to companies, private collectors and individuals, contact me for further information.
My artwork is available for exhibitions. contact me
Limited Edition Positive cycle T Shirts now on sale. hurry while stocks last.
NOW PREMIERING ON YOU TUBE AND MY WEBSITE MY FIRST OF A SERIES OF VIDEO DIARIES OF HOW I PRODUCE MY ARTWORK. HAVING A LAUGH & BEEING POSITIVE
Turning Negatives to positives Art collection and presentation will be on display soon, watch this space for further updates.
Everything was perfect. Bought as a gift for a friend
Extract from a valued customer
Greetings Maestro !
It was a pleasure to meet you and I am delighted to be the owner of your first “Moss Side Series” of work.
You hardly need me to tell you, there is no shortage of talent in your hands and I hope that it can be commercially exploited to give the artistic freedom that you dream of…….
Very best wishes to you and your family for Christmas and New Year.
Andy, Thanks for sharing your time & showing us your unique way of painting. its encouraged me to break away from the "norm" Vicky.X.
Thank you very much for the demo. It was very good & we all enjoyed it, Alma.
Thanks Andy, I enjoyed your painting demonstration very much. Liz.
Lovely demo, really enjoyed it Andy, Thank you. might have a go at this. Luv Elaine. XX.
Andy it was so nice to hear your story on what has inspired you to express yourself through the medium of painting. Bernie.
Thank you Andy for letting us watch you paint a wonderful picture & relating stories about your Dad, Ruth.
Thank you Andy for a good day, Tom Callaghan.
A video presentation of my work stress collection Turning Negatives to positives
"He is a number of many and like the Borg of Star Trek will be assimilated into the hive, resistance is futile."
This comment is a voice over on the presentation and video of the company elite in power and was my way of bringing laughter to a stressful situation I was in at the time
a video to help people de stress with painting, This is my stress and Anxiety turning negatives to positives collection.
I was in a negative place, now I am in a positive place.
Urbis painting clear varnish.
A summary of the painting, a bit of philosophy and healing and relating to my work stress collection I am not a number ? painting
A video of my Moss Side Nostalgia art collection looking at life growing up in Moss Side in the 1970s and 1980s.
A Funny video about me using my portrait not taking life too seriously
A funny video to battle negativity
I did this video as I work in a call centre where stressful complaints from customers leave you physically and mentally drained at the end of the day.
this is my way of turning negative stress to positives
My Dad suffers from dementia and is in a care home this cheered him up and made him laugh
My Motto Is BEE positive
So, lets battle to fight negativity everyday and turn that negative to a positive.
Go on check it out & lets BEE positive
Funny work stress Madness, Brexit Exit video. to help alleviate stress, anxiety and Madness. using my work stress art as a medium. Having a laugh and BEE ing positive. I did this video to cheer my Dad up, he is in a care home and needs cheering up. I also did this for anybody that likes the band Madness and the Madness surrounding Brexit. exit left to Leave the EU no stress and no Madness
See my extensive range of textile designs for sale which can be used as a design or a piece of artwork for your home
see my range of still life paintings for sale, they would look good in kitchens and dining rooms.
See my range of nude paintings that would adorn your bedroom in a tasteful way.
My work stress artwork & presentation highlights how I have turned negative stress into a positive
click on the link below for the work stress Turning negatives to positives presentation and artwork.
Go on buy a positively good piece of art today
Why not buy a positive T Shirt and Battle against negativity every day.
Be an everyday superhero
Click on the link below to buy a positive T Shirt.
My stress & anxiety artwork & presentation highlights how I have turned negative stress into a positive.
Click on the link below for the Stress & anxiety turning negatives to positives presentation and artwork
An interesting essay on piccasso's Guernica by Andrew Alan Matthews
A clear message of warning from the past by Piccasso
A clear message to the government leading on from Piccasso's Guernica. negativity would follow on from breaking the democratic rights of the people.
Do not destroy democracy and democratic principles.
My Dissertation completed in 1999 entitled
"To what extent has CAD/CAM affected printed textile design and production"
Andy grew up in Moss Side Manchester in the 1970's and 1980's and has always been interested in Art from a very early age and has produced his Moss Side nostalgia collection which was sold to a private collector. He has good and bad memories of Moss Side and has made life long friends here. Manchester is in his heart and soul and he is a proud Mancunian.
Andy a Manchester based artist, was also employed in the textile design industry reproducing accurate, fine quality, hand painted artwork for many years. He reproduced artwork for all the leading textile companies in the UK. He then undertook a B.A.Hons Textile Degree at Manchester Metropolitan University graduating in 1999.
He has produced many design pieces inspired by flora and fauna throughout his career and has widened his knowledge in other areas. His subject matter is varied and he has produced watercolours, gouache, acrylic and mixed media artworks over many years which have shown his virtuosity in differing styles.
He has produced children’s illustrated books which have been inspired by his daughter’s love of reading and was determined to produce them for her education and enjoyment.
Andy has produced commissioned artworks of still life, landscapes, portraits and has sold artwork to companies and private collectors.
Andy has put emphasis on the use of dark and light in his city scapes giving a modern urban feel and depth to the artwork. Andy has developed his own unique style of painting inspired by L.S Lowry's characters using loose free flowing brush strokes and palette knife and ink allowing the characters in the paintings to evolve from the paint.
Andy has recently completed his cities of the world collection, Salford Quays and Manchester by night collection all depicting skylines at night.
Andy will be continuing with his cityscape collections concentrating on vibrant Manchester and London scenes, he will also explore and produce impressionistic, themes from still life to nude abstraction with the main focus on linear marks, balance and colour.
Andy likes the works of L.S Lowry, Michelangelo, William Morris, Picasso and Salvador Dali. Vincent Van Gogh
This painting was donated for a Charity Raffle with the COOP to raise funds for Blood Bikes Manchester
THE CHARITY DRAW ON THE 22nd MAY 2018 HELD AT THE COOP, RAISED A LOT OF MONEY FOR BLOOD BIKES MANCHESTER
They are proud to be supporting the NHS, St Annes Hospice, The Christie,Human Milk Bank.
They deliver blood and other services
there service is FREE OF CHARGE to any NHS or Hospice establishment.
This is a worthy cause to donate to.
I am a Biker and was involved in a motorbike crash back in 1986 and needed blood when I had an operation. Also my wife needed a blood transfusion when giving birth to my daughter Emily.
These modern artworks of Manchester, London and other cities from around the world would adorn your home and business and compliment your modern lifestyle.
Original modern Art at affordable prices
M23 0DX, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm
Saturday - Sunday 9am - 8pm
Canvas Art & paintings sent by RECORDED DELIVERY.
Delivery only in the UK
Artwork comes with a signed certificate of Authenticity
I accept commissioned artwork
Contact me for any enquires and to discuss your requirements in more detail.
Andy donates to charity Mind & Cystic fibrosis trust