This is a bluff from the Red Rocks area of the desert. The summer shadows are so bold when put in conjunction with bright sunlit rocks and vegetation. I hope that my paintings will make you remember a place from your past, or remind you to look again at the beautiful natural world around you. We think of the desert as dry and bland, but there are a million colors blending together to form the vista you are seeing.

The painting is heavy impasto oil paint with a coat of varnish to preserve the finish. The frame is custom-made from dark walnut by my wood shop. It is provided at no additional charge, and can be removed or replaced at your discretion. The work comes wired to hang.

- Matthew Frederick

Red Bluff Shadows
MATTHEW FREDERICK


Oil painting on wood



One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2012

28.5" h x 42.5" w x 2.5" d
17 lbs. 0 oz.

$3,475

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Artist
Matthew Frederick
San Francisco, California

Getting to Know Matthew

Matthew Frederick lived on an Arabian horse ranch with his partner for 17 years, raising and breeding award-winning show horses. It was there, in the barn, where he dedicated himself to painting. Matthew received his art degree in the ‘80s, but went on to pursue a career in landscape design. After many years in the field, he burned out and felt a rekindling desire to paint. Matthew’s work is a backlash to the traditionally serious nature of the landscape genre. His work presents nature and structure with a delightful whimsy that reminds the viewer to turn their head and look again the next time they pass a familiar place that has lost its allure.