• cupid
  • old lady
  • township yogi
  • zulu
  • 'Forgotten Dream' - Art - Oil on canvas - 3m X 1.4 m
  • Woman in the market - Dubrovnik - Photography
  • 'Township Yogi' - Documentary in production
  • 'DAY OF THE DEAD MOON - ZULU'. Feature film in development


(b Peter Charles Matthews, 14 February 1955); South African artist and film director. Studied Graphic Design at the Durban University of Technology in South Africa, and then worked as an Art Director in various advertising agencies...read more

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Peter Matthews is one of South Africa's most respected film and commercials director's. He has conceptualized and directed many of his own commercials that have received international award recognition.


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Peter is a recognized South African artist, having exhibited his work both locally and internationally. In 2000 Peter produced a series of artworks for his first solo art exhibition in Durban, South Africa. The following year, he held a sell out exhibition in Germany.





Peter believes that art is about "seeing". People look but often they do not see. His art is based on this concept and his reference is derived from catching moments in photography as reference for painting.


Welcome to Peter Mathews Pictures

Peter has won many local and international awards for his creative work including Cannes, New York and London International. After 16 years as creative head of M & C, Peter sold his share in the agency to Ogilvy in order to focus on his art and film directing.

Peter has had several solo art exhibitions in South Africa and Germany, and in 2007 directed his first feature film, "Oil on Water". http://www.oilonwater-movie.com

He is currently working on a new major motion picture called "Place of Purgatory", and is also in production on a documentary in Namibia called "The Miracle of Kavango".