For me, painting is a necessity and has become my passion. I love starting a new piece – the anticipation and excitement of creating something new, something from the soul, a piece of art that may give pleasure to others but more importantly, fulfills me.
Maribel Matthews is a Gibraltarian living in Gibraltar with her husband, children and grandchildren.
She has been a prominent figure in Gibraltar’s local art scene for many years, driven by passion for painting and inspired by the beauty of nature, the great architecture it encompasses and the versatility of man.
Maribel has come a long way and both local and international press have recognised her work and achievements as an artist. Among artists she is well known for the masterful technique in her artwork.
Her painting ‘Trees in the Mist’ was highly commended at the Gibraltar International Exhibition 2005.
In 2007 the Alwani Foundation awarded Maribel the prize for her painting of ‘Casemates’.
Maribel Matthews Artist CV 2018
Studied At Loreto High School Gibraltar
Diploma Of Eucation Majoring In The Arts At Southlands College Wimbledon London
Bachelor Of Arts Degree From The University Of Roehampton London
2005 Artist Or The Month “Still Life” Fine Arts Gallery Gibraltar
2007 “ Landscapes” Fine Arts Gallery Gibraltar
2008” Modigliani &Beyond”, Fine Arts Gallery Gibraltar
2010” Venice Behind The Mask”, Fine Arts Gallery Gibraltar
2012 “Useless Mouths,” The Strand London
2012 “New Artists Exhibition,” Clarendon Fine Arts Gallery Mayfair London (Only Painting To Feature In Their Main Gallery Window Was Mine)
2014 “Duet” (Featuring Two Artists) Fine Arts Gallery Gibraltar
2017 “Unbound Perspectives,” Agora Gallery New York
2018 “Spring Awakenings ,” Agora Gallery New York
2018 “Artexpo 2018 New York” With Agora Gallery
2018 “Basel Biennale 2018”
2019 London Exhibition “Bella “ Organised By The Monteoliveto Gallery.
2019 Cannes Biennale 2019 Cannes Palace Hotel
2019 Milan Exhibition “ Raccontami” At The Spazio Tadisi, Mi
2019 The Louvre Carousel Exhibition Paris
2019 Heart To Heart Interview Aired In New York Tv In October
2019 Coningsby Exhibition London
2019 Was Published In The New York Artour International Magazine With An Insight Cover And Double Spread With A Statement On Climate Change By The Artist( As A Result And Together With The Association “Artist For A Green Planet, 10.000 Trees Were Planted)
2005 Highly Commended At The Gibraltar Internatonal Exhibition For The Painting “Trees In The Sun”
2007 Best Gibraltar Painting In The Gibraltar Spring Exhibition With The Painting “Casemates”
2016 Highly Commended At The National Clebrations Exhibition With The Painting”Our Souls”
2018 Highly Commended At The National Celebrations Exhibition With The Painting “A Portrait Of Gibraltar”
2019 Awarded The International Prize Michelangelo In Rome At The Palazzo Brancaccio Rome (Also Published In Their Magazine)
2019 Received An Award From “Artists For A Green Planet “
2019 Was Nominated As Artist Of The Month (Together With Other Artists) In The Fall Issue Of Artour International.
2019 Award For “The Best Modern And Contemporary Artists”(Also Published In Their Magazine)
2020 Received An Award From Effeto Arte In Florence For The Painting “Environmental Destruction”(Also Published In Their Magazine)
2020 Highly Commended At The Gibraltar Spring Visual Arts Exhibition For Painting “ Brave Rock”