Rodney Matthews Blog

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...

It's hot work watching the wife mow the lawn!

It's hot work watching the wife mow the lawn!

So what have I been up to this week? First and foremost, I've been spent quite a lot of time at my drawing board.  I've done more work on a (vinyl)...

"truely interfering a*seholes without a clue about art"

"truely interfering a*seholes without a clue about art"

I have just read a Facebook post by Avantasia's Tobias Sammet.  It reminded me, that four years ago this week, his Mystery of Time album was releas...

The Mighty John Payne

The Mighty John Payne

How did I manage to get the mighty John Payne of Asia fame to play (and sing) on my album? Well, it's another long story, but I will shorten it.  ...

Welcome to the Website

Welcome to the Website

Most of you may be thinking: 'Why is it he never updates his rodneymatthews.com website?'  Well let me put you out of your misery.  This new one ha...