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Dorset Artist Exhibits At Winterborne Houghton

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12:04am 21st April 2013

Distinguished Dorset artist, Matt Donovan, is holding an exhibition at his studio in Winterborne Houghton today (Sunday 21st April).

The exhibition, entitled A Very Weird and Wonderful Affair, will include pencil drawings and oil paintings as well as landscape and collage work.

The exhibition is expected to have a "circus" theme that combines Donovan's love of nature and wildlife. A charity auction of a painting will also take place to raise money for Dorset charity, Leaf. The exhibition is to be filmed for a student documentary.

He is most renowned for producing a painting of John Constable's Hay Wain for Robbie Williams in 2007. In 2012, Robbie's wife Ayda then commissioned Matt to provide Robbie's Christmas present - paintings of his dogs.  "I painted 10 dogs and each dog as a famous painting.  He was chuffed to bits and moved to tears". Donovan has also been commissioned by the likes of Russell Watson and Eric Clapton.

Donovan started drawing at the age of 3, "most likely on the walls" he says.  His mum worked in the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne.

"When I was little I grew up in the cinema which was an amazing place to grow up. I had the run of the place to myself."
The Tivoli was Donovan's haven and Disney films sparked his inspiration. From the moment he was handed a notepad and pencil, he's been producing artwork ever since.

He describes art as his "life."

The exhibition will take place at Downview Farm. For information on the location of the studio visit http://www.downviewfarm.com/

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