Mike Radcliffe makes paintings that explore contrasts, both in materials, and subject matter. He is interested in the sacred and the profane, and where true spirituality can be found, which reflects in his work.
He starts by finding something that interests him visually, and then reacting to it in some way, sometimes by adding to it, other times by defacing it.
There's more on Mike's work here and you can buy his work through Big Cartel.
Previous resident: Guy Reid
Madonna and Child
Guy Reid was artist in residence at St Matthew's from 1999 until 2001.
He began training as a classical carver and restorer working for the world-renowned Spink Workshop. A figurative sculptor working in limewood, his carvings are either painted, partially painted or left in the natural wood.
Increasingly his work has focused directly on the body itself, both naked and clothed, evoking the complex nature of being human.
Public commissions include the controversial and much acclaimed Madonna and Child at St Matthew's, Westminster (pictured), a standing figure for Mirfield College, Yorkshire and another for St Editha's Church, Polesworth.
Reid currently works in Aulon, France and London, England.