Erddig artist in residence
Discover a unique perspective on Erddig, captured by acclaimed artist Matthew Wood.
Since late October Matthew has been our artist in residence at Erddig, regularly visiting the house through the cold winter months to capture the atmosphere and sense of place of our much-loved home.
Each painting has been completed in situ in one sitting using gouache on board. Gouache is a heavy, opaque watercolor paint, which appears less watery and produces a more vibrant colour than ordinary watercolor.
" Erddig's interior has a very particular atmosphere that is accentuated by natural light and wintery weather (and of course the cold!). "
As Matthew explored the house, he discovered a uniqueness found in the distinctive colour of the kitchen in contrast to the copper jelly moulds, an eerie atmosphere of the servants corridor on a dark winters' day and an compelling relationship between the inside and the outside.
" Perhaps what is most characteristic of Erddig is the many objects and artefacts that are discretely placed around the property; something I have found particularly inspiring. "
Matthew's body of work will be on display in the house from 9 July to the 4 August. The house opens from 12:30pm to 3:30pm and normal admission applies.
" In reality I feel that I am only beginning to hint at a portrait of a property that is so affected by the atmosphere of light and the placement and history of its objects and artefacts. "