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

Studied at Loreto High School Gibraltar

Diploma of Education majoring in the Arts at Southlands College Wimbledon London

Bachelor of Education Degree (main subject the Arts) from the University of Roehampton London


Solo Exhibitions

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

I was interviewed by GBC television and was published in the Gibraltar Chronicle, Gibraltar magazine and various other local publications for all the above exhibitions.


Collective Exhibitions Abroad

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” at the Conningsby Gallery, Fiztrobia London

2019 Cannes Biennale 2019 Cannes Palace Hotel

2019 Milan Exhibition “Raccontami” at the Spazio Tadisi, Milan

2019 The Louvre Carousel Exhibition

2019 “Contemporary London” Exhibition at the Coningsby Gallery London

2020 Exhibition in Vienna at The Paks Gallery

2020 Exhibition in Castle Hubertendorf Austria Paks Gallery

2020 Exhibition in Munich German Paks Gallery

2020 Exhibition Aix On Provence France (Now Postponed Until May 2021)

2020 Exhibition At The Biennale De Normanni International Art Expo



2017 In The Blouin Guide New York by The Agora Gallery

2017 In “Artispectrum” New York Art Magazine

2018 In “Art Biennale Catalogue” Basel Switzerland

2018 In “About Art” Magazine Austria

2019 In “Raccontami Catalogue” Milan

2019 In “Art International” Rome

2019 In “2nd Contemporary Art Biennale Catalogue” Cannes

2019 In “Artists For A Green Planet” Artour International New York

2019 In The “Best Modern And Contemporary Artists” Rome

2019 In “Art International” Rome

2020 In “Art International” Florence

2020 In “Universal Art Catalogue” 3rd Leonardo Da Vinci Prize Florence

2020 In “Artists Of The Decade” Art Tour International Magazine

2020 In “The Great Encyclopedia Of International Art” Art Universal

2020 In “Sacred Waters (Special Environmental Issue) Art Tour International

2020 In “Atim’s Top 60 Masters” Artour International New York



2017 New York Interview talking about “Unbound Perspectives Exhibition”

2017 GBC Interview about the above

2018 The Hub talking about climate change

2019 New York Interview by editor of Art Tour International Magazine and aired on New York Television

2019 The Hub talking about climate change and my career

2019 Was published in the New York Artour international magazine with an inside 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 Celebrations Exhibition with the painting “Our Souls”

2016 Highly Commended – National Celebrations Exhibition 2016, Gibraltar

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 For Artivism from “Artists For A Green Planet”

2019 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 Awarded “The Artist Of The Year 2020” in Monreale

2020 Won the ‘Gibraltar Cultural Services Art Award’ for the over 25’s

2020 Awarded “The New York City” Award in New York in October

2020 Artya Award, New York

2020 Participated In The Biennale Dei Normandini, Monreale

2020 Published In  Art Universal Great Encyclopedia, Palermo

2020 International Prize, New York

2020 Artists For A Green Planet Award, New York

2020 Highly Commended – Spring Visual Arts Competition 2020, Gibraltar

2021 Tonantzin A Call for Mother Earth, Certificate of Recognition

2021 Art Now, Ambassador of Art 2021, International Prize

2021 A Call for Mother Earth Award, New York

2021 Published in Masters Of Art Magazine

2021 Gibraltar Chronicle Article, Cultural Award

2021 Artya Award, New York

2021 Participation in Segnalati Exhibition, Milan

2021 Awarded the Michelangelo International Prize, Florence

2021 Ambassador of Art

2022 Published Art Tour Magazine New York 2022. Published The Best Modern Contemporary Artists, Italy

2022 Selected for New York Exhibition Chelsea Art District, New York

2022 Awarded for Artya Awards, New York

2022 Segnalati Awards and Exhibition in London

2022 Selected for the 4th Barcelona Biennale

2022 Awarded the Barcelona International Prize

2023 Awarded the Donatello International Prize, Italy

2023 Awarded the Caravaggio International Prize, Italy

2023 Published in the 50 Best Contemporary Artists, Italy

2023 Selected as Icon Artist by Art Tour Magazine, New York

2023 Awarded Career Art Award 2023, San Remo, was selected to participate in the first San Remo Biennale