Matthew works across a range of media, including printmaking (woodcut and monoprint), painting and sculpture. He often uses words, either singly or in texts, as a way to grapple with experiences, particularly of landscape/place. His practice incorporates notions of curation, repetition and a love of words. Notes written on train journeys and walks form the basis of a practice which eludes simplistic interpretations. Many of Matthew’s works are large in scale and consist of smaller units which are tiled together to produce the final installation. Matthew has also produced figurative work, including a series of large scale woodcuts inspired by photographs of nineteenth century whalers.