Matthews was born in Somerset in 1945. He is a hugely influential
artist and well sought after as a book and record sleeve
designer. He has designed LP covers for bands such as Barclay
James Harvest and Thin Lizzy, and book covers for science
fiction / fantasy authors including Michael Moorcock. He
has also been involved in a number of movie projects, one
of which, a children's animation called Lavender Castle,
was produced by Gerry Anderson of Thunderbirds fame.
Matthews has also recently collaborated on computer art
projects, including work on computer games with Liverpool-based
company Psygnosis, including 'Shadow Master'.
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