Derek Matthews

This page is on-going page and will feature, as and when, an eclectic mix of special commissions, links and art projects plus some examples of past illustrations and products that feature my work as an illustrator.

This website is still "Under construction"

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Pallant residents turn their windows into 12 Days of Christmas Trail

Artist and illustrator Derek Matthews has designed two windows for Pallant House Gallery: a digital print and paper construction (sponsored by the Design and Digital Print Centre) depicting a Partridge in a Pear Tree to mark the first day of Christmas, and two 'turtle doves' based on Victorian showman's banners to mark the second.

Featuring two turtles adorned with dove wings, the design creates a witty visual pun inspired by, as Derek puts it: 'the unfortunate circus stand-ins that also have to double up as a trapeeze act.'

Special commissions