MATTHEW LAKE
Cairns, Queensland - Australia



Original Artworks (20)

Matthew Lake; Are You Afraid Of The Dark, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 91 x 152 cm. Artwork description: 241  Smokers have been pushed into dark corners by society. ...
Matthew Lake
Original Oil Painting, 2007
91 x 152 cm (35.8 x 59.8 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Smoking After Intercourse, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 91 x 152 cm.
Matthew Lake
Original Oil Painting, 2007
91 x 152 cm (35.8 x 59.8 inches)
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Matthew Lake; All The Fun People Smoke, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 91 x 152 cm. Artwork description: 241  This piece is influenced by expressions that I heard growing up. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2007
91 x 152 cm (35.8 x 59.8 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Youll Get Fat, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 91 x 152 cm.
Matthew Lake
Original Oil Painting, 2007
91 x 152 cm (35.8 x 59.8 inches)
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Matthew Lake; How To Lose Friends And I..., 2007, Original Painting Oil, 91 x 152 cm.
Matthew Lake
Original Oil Painting, 2007
91 x 152 cm (35.8 x 59.8 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Smoking Will Keep You Thi..., 2007, Original Painting Oil, 91 x 152 cm. Artwork description: 241  These pieces are part of an exhibition that I am preparing for in Cairns, Queensland, Australia 2008. They are influenced by cigarette advertising and the expressions that I heard growing up as a smoker. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2007
91 x 152 cm (35.8 x 59.8 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Jellyfish, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241  The creatures with in the great barrier reef, queensland ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 inches)
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Matthew Lake; 3 Fish, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241  The creatures with in the great barrier reef, Queensland ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Sea Snake, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241  The creatures with in the great barrier reef, Queensland ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Turtle, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241  The creatures with in the great barrier reef, queensland ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Diving In Paradise, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 75 x 60 cm. Artwork description: 241  Diving in Queensland can be hazadous ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
75 x 60 cm (29.5 x 23.6 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Waiting, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 75 x 60 cm. Artwork description: 241  Waiting for a wave while danger lurks. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
75 x 60 cm (29.5 x 23.6 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Relaxed, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 75 x 60 cm. Artwork description: 241  Relaxing in paradise can be dangerous! ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
75 x 60 cm (29.5 x 23.6 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Untitled Abstract, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 100 x 100 cm.
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
100 x 100 cm (39.4 x 39.4 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Abstract1, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 136 x 75 cm.
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
136 x 75 cm (53.5 x 29.5 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Beautiful One Day Dangero..., 2006, Original Painting Oil, 90 x 90 cm. Artwork description: 241 In Queensland, There are so many dangerous creatures in the water in paradise. Yet, We still swim and love it....
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
90 x 90 cm (35.4 x 35.4 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Smokin, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 100 x 100 cm. Artwork description: 241 I have smoked cigarettes for most of my life and this image is a reaction to that....
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
100 x 100 cm (39.4 x 39.4 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Dogs Go  RUFF, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 100 x 80 cm. Artwork description: 241 I found out recently that one of my bosses I worked for at Ayers Rock in the Northern Territory was a peoderphile. This piece is a direct response....
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
100 x 80 cm (39.4 x 31.5 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Tree Change, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 120 x 100 cm. Artwork description: 241 We all seem to chase the serenity of the country but then over run it with progress....
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
120 x 100 cm (47.2 x 39.4 inches)
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Matthew Lake; Birds Nest 1, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 234 x 87 cm. Artwork description: 241 This piece illustrates the various flora around where I live and the way light falls apon it....
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Original Oil Painting, 2006
234 x 87 cm (92.1 x 34.3 inches)
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Artist Statement

Matthew John Lake was born in Perth, Western Australia. Travelling extensively in the 1990's, throughout Europe and the United Kingdom, he now resides permanently in Cairns, Queensland. He studied Graphic Design in the 1980's and graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 1994. Lake has been involved in 11 exhibitions since graduating with three of these being SOLD OUT solo shows. He is represented in collections throughout Australia, Europe the United Kingdom and America. Lake's work is extensively sought after. His use of bold colour and a variety of techniques expresses his exploration of and passion for, any subject matter. Lake projects his strong Australian background through his visual language in the representation of his surroundings, using his strong drawing ability and an extraordinary use of colour. Lake has just returned from participating in the 2006 International Art Fair in Guangzhou, China. He was one of 13 Australian Artists invited to exhibit in this prestigious event.400 artists from China and around the world were also present. ...