“I spent only a couple of hours with James Matthews at his studio, and was genuinely astonished at how precisely and powerfully he had caught a rather private me. He uses his medium with great and simple mastery; a real artist.”
-Simon Callow CBE

“James is an amazing artist. Painless procedure, astonishing result. The sculpture has more life in it than I normally have.”
-Ardal O’Hanlon

“James Matthews is a new star in the firmament of British sculptors.”
-Gyles Brandreth

“James created a very life-like bronze of my head which has been greatly admired by those who have seen it.”
-Nicholas Parsons OBE

“It’s a rare thing to come across someone with a true and beautiful artistic talent which moves you. In James Matthews I found it. I had the privilege of sitting for James over a number of months as he phonetically raised me from that innocent lump of clay into art in bronze. His sculpture of me simply took my breath away. He has the ability to create emotion, life and movement in the face so you become curious about the subject even when it’s you. James is a dazzling sculptor and an artist. Watch this space.”
-Alison Ramsey

“My wife and I were absolutely thrilled with the sculpted portrait which was so real to life that we have placed it in a very visible position in one of our homes for all to see. In our view James has demonstrated to us as having a remarkable talent and we wish him all possible success for the future.”
-Allan Rich

“Commissioning a portrait in bronze was a very special way of capturing a delightfully innocent stage of our son’s life and preserving it for us to enjoy as a family for generations to come. James is a very talented, professional young sculptor and was a joy to work with throughout. He captured a great likeness and cheekiness that is the essence of Tom aged 4. As for Tom he has been intrigued and fascinated by the arrival of the second Tom, which he seems very proud of! I would heartily recommend James to anyone interested in having a portrait sculpted.”
-Father of Tom

“Watching your portrait being sculpted is a compelling experience; James makes you a part of the artistic process – you get to see a lump of clay evolve into a striking likeness of your own face. I am excited to have captured a moment in my life forever and have a beautiful piece of art that is so personal. I am intrigued to think of this sitting on my desk in 20 years time.”
-Paulo Barrett