Matthews' Musings

Busy Times

Busy Times

Sorry for very little blogging of late - truth is we have been rather busy.   Firstly, there was finishing the final artworks for Michael Moorcock...
Gravity - Heavy Stuff

Gravity - Heavy Stuff

My latest album cover artwork (above), titled Gravity, is one of six designs that I have illustrated for melodic heavy rock band Praying Mantis.  ...
Gig Report: Magnum at the Trinity Centre, Bristol and The Tramshed, Cardiff - 20th and 21st February 2018

Gig Report: Magnum at the Trinity Centre, Bristol and The Tramshed, Cardiff - 20th and 21st February 2018

Magnum are on great form as the 'Lost on the Road to Eternity' tour gets underway ...
An Elephant's Memory!

An Elephant's Memory!

Meeting Glastonbury's Michael Eavis and reminiscing over old times!
Dukes of the Orient

Dukes of the Orient

Above is a record cover (and logo) that I have had the pleasure of doing for John Payne recently.  John and I have a mutually agreeable working r...
Strange encounters at Bourton

Strange encounters at Bourton

Thought I'd grab a few minutes, from a mega busy day, to write about our recent exhibition and concert at The Victoria Hall, Bourton-on-the-Water. ...
Time Winds with the Keyboard Wizard!

Time Winds with the Keyboard Wizard!

Well, that’s it! Cover art for the next Magnum album finished.  A long-winded one this time with plenty of small detail that almost got the better ...
Old times with folk musician Ian A. Anderson

Old times with folk musician Ian A. Anderson

  One of my old friends, who turned up at Bourton on the Water, was the folk musician Ian A. Anderson.  In the past, he commissioned artworks for...
Alice exhibition

Alice exhibition

Thanks for so many of you showing up at the Alice (and other tales) exhibition at Bourton on the Water.  It's great to be able to hold a show in s...
Steampunk ?!

Steampunk ?!

When I painted the picture The Heavy Metal Hero (below) in 1985, I had no idea that I was contributing to the “Steampunk” movement. It happened th...
Matthews and The Rolling Stones

Matthews and The Rolling Stones

Destroyers of moral standards? Inventors of modern rock? Converting Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and Little Richard's Rock 'n' Roll into a more thumpy ...
Lunch with a Graphic Artist

Lunch with a Graphic Artist

Well it's blog time again - what this time? Many of you good people have made favourable comments on my current artwork (thank you), but not every...