Matthew Draper is an Edinburgh based artist who trained at Walsall College of Art and Falmouth College of Arts in the early 1990's. Known for making atmospheric and emotive imagery, the subject matter of which is the artist's native British Isles. Matthew Draper has, over the last twenty six years, exhibited widely throughout the UK establishing himself as one of the preeminent makers using the medium of chalk pastel. Matthew has produced over twenty one man shows working with some of Britain's most established dealers and has received numerous awards and accolades.

Examples of the Artist's work can be found in private, corporate and public collections both in the Uk and abroad, these include the collection of The Bank of Scotland, The Huawei Corporation, Falmouth Art Gallery, Kelvin Grove Gallery and The City of Edinburgh. Draper is also a Professional Member of the Pastel Society UK, Visual Arts Scotland and the Society of Scottish Artists.