Until the Last Minute

8.00"W x 10.00"H x 0.1"D

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Matthew Weld


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: rend, illinois, lake, clouds, afternoon, beach, nature, water, landscape

Media: pastel, dry on board, hand-sanded

Size: 8"W x 10"H x 0.125"D

Year Created: 2018

Before my kids became uber-involved with their own activities, we would take camping trips to Rend Lake in Southern Illinois. There is a fantastic sandy (albeit man-made) beach that can be insanely crowded in the summer. If you go after Labor Day, however, and stay until the sun in low in the western sky, this is what it looks like.

Matt grew up in Northwest Montana where inspiration never stops. College in Grinnell, Iowa led to a degree in Biology and English. Further studies in Horticulture and various jobs led him and his wife to settle in Illinois and start serious careers as educators in public education. 16 years later, they are both still in education and Matt pursues art, family, reading, gardening, and home renovations on the side. His love of Montana and travels to Florida, Canada, and everywhere in between can be seen in his landscapes. Sometimes it's the details which catch his eye, but usually it's the light and composition that he finds inspirational. Matthew Weld is an award-winning, juried artist, and has shown his work at the Salute to the Arts outdoor show in Fairvew Heights, IL. Matt's pastels have hung in a gallery in St. Louis, Missouri, and can be found in homes from Washington to Georgia. He currently lives with his family and a dog outside St. Louis where he appreciates the vast stretches of corn and sky.

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