Marisha Matthews is a South Australian based visual artist, working mostly in oils, but occasionally in acrylic, watercolours and drawing. Her practice draws attention to the fall of light on objects, transparency, surface and reflection. Her application of paint is both painterly and textured. Her subjects are lush and rich creations from everyday life; fruit, flowers, glass and silver objects but also the ordinary - succulent plants, a silver bucket, a broom, a lunch box, are all treated generously with paint revealing otherworldliness and luminance. Since graduating from Adelaide Central School of Art with Honours in 2019, Matthews has completed a year-long residency at Pembroke School, in The Balnaves Enterprise Hub. She has collaborated with Debra Nangala Mcdonald, painting together for a series called Two Women Dreaming. During 2020 Marisha has completed a major commission for the Botanica Apartments, Glenside featuring flowering and fruit of magnolias in three panels. Recent exhibitions include the West Torrens Art Prize where her work Plastic Bag Icon was highly commended. This work was part of her series of five circular works completed in 2019 which she describes as portals for viewing ordinary practices, in this case, the substances and surfaces of domestic cleanliness.