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1 Victoria Grove, Second Avenue
Brighton & Hove, England, BN3 2LJ
United Kingdom

01273 727234

Cameron Contemporary Art is dedicated to showing a changing programme of high quality established and exciting up and coming British artists.

Matthew Draper

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Matthew Draper's stunning pastel works have garnered him a dedicated worldwide following and won him many awards. His work is in many private and public collections worldwide.

He writes, "My work is made with an intense and energetic immediacy, working instinctively rather than methodically, keeping me physically and emotionally involved in the process. I crush soft pastel in my hands rubbing the dust into the paper in wide sweeps of colour gradually manipulating the material to build up a thick layered surface using the ball of my thumb or the heal of my hand.


  • 1973 Born in Stone, Staffordshire
  • 1991–1992 Walsall College of Art
  • 1992–1995 Falmouth College of Arts BA (Hons) Fine Art


  • 2013 Regional Prize, National Open Art Competition, Chichester
  • 2012 Pan Pastels Award, Pastel Society, Mall Galleries London
  • 2011 Visitors Choice Award, National Art Open Exhibition, Chichester
  • 2011 Regional Prize, National Open art exhibition, Chichester
  • 2011 Elected member of The Pastel Society UK, Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2010 City of Glasgow Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts
  • 2010 Buzzacot Award, Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2010 Annie Longley memorial Award, Pastel society, Mall galleries London
  • 2010 Connell and Connell prize, Scottish Society of artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
  • 2009 Scottish Gallery Award, Visual Arts Scotland, City Arts Centre Edinburgh
  • 2008 Shell Premier Award, Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery
  • 2007 Chairman’s Purchase prize, Discerning Eye Exhibition, London
  • 2007 Anthony J Lester art Critic Award, Pastel Society, Mall Galleries London
  • 2006 John Murray Thomson Award, Royal Scottish Academy
  • 2006 Cross Gate Gallery Award, Kentucky USA Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
  • 2004 Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Award, Paisley Art Institute
  • 2004 Most popular work in the exhibition, Hunting Art Prize
  • 2002 City of Glasgow Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts
  • 2001 Commendation, Aberdeen Artists
  • 2000 Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour


  • Bank of Scotland.
  • City of Edinburgh, City Art Centre, Jean F Watson Bequest Fund
  • Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery, Kelvingrove Glasgow
  • Paintings in Hospitals Scotland
  • Premier Property Group, Edinburgh
  • Morton Frazer Solicitors, Edinburgh
  • Private Collections; Australia, New Zealand, Canada Europe and the USA
  • Commissioned by The Morton Street Gallery, London for the Caledonia Hotel, Edinburgh