Abbie Matthews is a Ballarat based artist.
After discovering a love of oil painting at a young age, she has been captivated by exploring strong shapes and vibrant colour.
Abbie paints portraits, landscapes and abstract paintings, and creates designs such as logos, illustrations and t-shirts on a commission basis.
"Each night, after I put my two daughters to bed, I paint.
It takes me to another place within myself, I travel through painting and I find that it’s the most healthy and settling part of my day."