Matt Ryder

Matt is an award-winning British artist living and working in Dubai, UAE. A lifelong painter inspired by the natural world, and the beauty of nature.

After taking the leap to professional artist Matt quickly established himself and gained critical acclaim for his landscapes and florals, locally and internationally. Painting both extensively from life and also from photos in the studio, Matt focuses on light, colour temperature and beautiful brushwork to bring his paintings to life.

Matt’s work has been featured in numerous publications and podcasts including International Artist magazine, American art collector, Plein Air magazine, Fine art connoisseur, Plein Air podcast, American art collective podcast, Art dealer diaries and more. He is a highly sought after instructor and has taught, demonstrated and exhibited extensively all over the world.


In this intensive full day Masterclass Matt will be giving you the tools you need to create realistic flowers that are filled with life and light, using loose impressionistic brush work.

Matt’s proven method is to simplify first, establishing values and then focusing on colour temperature to lift your flowers from the canvas. He will offer individual guidance and critique on composition, drawing, colour harmony, colour temperature and values. This immersive workshop will consist of a full demonstration, discussion and plenty of hands-on painting for all participants.

All techniques will be applicable to both painting from life and from photos.

What will be covered:

  • Effective colour mixing
  • Understanding colour temperature
  • The importance of value
  • Techniques for simplifying your subject
  • Painting light into florals and the landscape
  • Painting shapes, not things
  • And much more!

September 26 Mandurah, Studio

Cost: $200 per person SOLD OUT

View more of Matt’s work at Ryders Canvas | Matt Ryder | Artist Dubai 


In this three-day masterclass Matt will cover all aspects of his oil painting techniques for painting both in and out of the studio. By the end of the three days you will have a better understanding of colour temperature, values, colour matching, simplification and creating loose impressionistic brushwork while creating realistic forms.

Day One Studio Floral

Day Two Plein Air Floral

Day Three Plein Air Landscape/Seascape

September 19, 20 & 21 Mandurah

Cost: $590 per person SOLD OUT

View more of Matt’s work at Ryders Canvas | Matt Ryder | Artist Dubai 

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