About the Artist.
Matthew Harwood Watercolor Assemblages.  

"Harwood’s artistry springs from a tradition of architect transformed to painter….What makes his work exciting is the highly inventive sculptural approach he takes with his presentation."

Mark Leithauser, Chief of Design of the National Gallery of Art

"Harwood’s watercolors combine an assortment of panels, each executed separately, then layered together at various depths and angles. The painter displays the resulting three-dimensional assemblages in a deep frame with inwardly beveled matting."

Bilen Mesfin, Art & Antiques Magazine

"[His] painting…captures the interplay of blinding light and deep shadow so typical of summer in Mediterranean countries."

Ferdinand Protzman, The Washington Post

  The artist in his studio.


Bachelor of Architecture, Cum Laude, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 1983

Public Collections

US Embassies, Botswana, Honduras

Sallie Mae, Washington, DC

Texaco, White Plains, NY

Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, VA

National Association of Broadcasters, Washington, DC

National School Board Association, Alexandria, VA


Emerging Artist Award, Art & Antiques Magazine, 2001.

Best in Show, Annapolis Annual Art Walk, Hammond-Harwood House,
Annapolis, MD, 2001.Who’s Who in America, sponsored by Marquis, 2000.

Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year Award,
Juror: Mark Leithauser, National Gallery of Art, 1997.

Honorable Mention for both Painting and Emerging Talent,
Readers’ Favorites, 5th Annual Poll, Koan Magazine, Washington, DC, 1995.

Juror's Award, Watercolor West 27th Annual Show, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, 1995.

Certificate of Appreciation, "Outstanding Service as President of the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association from 1992-1994," 1994.

Merit Award, "Spectacles of Nature," Georgia Watercolor Society Members Exhibition, Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA, 1989.

1st Place, "Art in the Vineyards," limited edition wine label, 1984 Monticello Cabernet Sauvignon, Barboursville Vineyards, Barboursville, VA, 1989.

3rd Place B&W, Group Show, "13th Annual Virginia Tech Student Photo Competition," Virginia Tech Union, Blacksburg, VA, 1980.

1st Place B&W, Group Show, "12th Annual Virginia Tech Student Photo Competition," Virginia Tech Union, Blacksburg, VA, 1979.

Contact Matthew Harwood to inquire about commissions or limited edition prints, or if you would like information about his shows, exhibitions, articles, lectures, and demonstrations; and the art shows he has juried.


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