2019 ELECTRIC ROCK EXHIBITION, PLUS VIP NIGHT | HIGHBURY HALL, BIRMINGHAM

This is it. The BIG ONE. A lifetime of album art. 143 covers (and counting). 

Saturday 19th Jan 2019: VIP night, exhibition & live performance by PRAYING MANTIS - Tickets £20

Sunday 20th Jan 2019: exhibition - free admission, no ticket required!

Find out more HERE

Videography by CAPTURVATE

GAMEHUT LOGO TIME LAPSE

ARTWORK COMMISSIONED BY JON BURTON FOR GAMEHUT

VIDEO BY MERRICK CARDEW AND PHIL HARTWELL (CAPTURVATE.CO.UK)

MUSIC BY PETE COLEMAN (WWW.PETECOLEMANMUSIC.COM)

Testimonials

Rodney's work spans much of the latter half of the last century, but despite the passage of time, his uniquely crafted visions remain as fresh and idiosyncratic as they were when he first burst into the collective concsiousness in the early 1970s.

Geoff West, Editor, illustrators (Art Quarterly), 2018

One of the most influential and well-known sleeve artists in the rock field.

Blabbermouth.net (Heavy Metal/Rock News and Reviews Website), 2018

Michelangelo, Manet, Monet, Matisse, Munch, Mondrain, and Matthews. All my favourite artists begin with an 'M'. And so, Rodney Matthews is generally acknowledged to be among the greatest artists that have ever lived. Need I say more? Please buy this book, and all his other works, because then my immense collection of stuff will become even more valuable. Especially when he dies.

John Cleese (Actor and Writer), 2009

Mention Rodney Matthews’ name to any rock or metal collector and they’ll tell you that it is synonymous with some of the most fantastic fantasy artwork ever created.

Joe Geesin, Record Collector (Music Magazine), 2004

Like only a few artists, Rodney Matthews frequently has the knack of exactly capturing not only the described detail of my scenes, but (much harder to accomplish) also of catching the exact mood of a piece.

Michael Moorcock (Writer)

In the world of illustration there are few artists who are immediately recognisable.  One of them is British artist Rodney Matthews who doesn't even sign his paintings.  He doesn't need to, as we can all distinguish him from any other artist.  

Diego Cordoba, Deputy Editor, illlustrators (Art Quarterly), 2018

My Dad is great.  He is the best football player EVER - move over Stanley Matthews.  He takes me and Mum out for really good, long walks.  He even takes me along to shows and exhibitions.  Oh, and he's not too bad at painting border collies either - have you seen 'On a Storyteller's Night'?  I love my Dad.

Barkeley Matthews (Resident Studio Puppy Dog), 2018