This tranquil California landscape is an image of the beautiful Russian River in Sonoma Valley. I spent many weekends in this area visiting a good friend—we do lazy day rafting on the river in the summer. I hope after seeing this piece you will take another look at the beautiful natural world around you. See the rivers for what they are. The painting is heavily impastoed oil paint, creating wonderful texture.

This piece comes in a custom Peruvian Walnut museum style frame. It is varnished and ready to hang.

- Matthew Frederick

River Reflection II

Oil painting on wood

Signed on front and back

22" h x 22" w x 2.5" d
7 lbs. 0 oz.



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.