Matt Bannister is a British illustrator and artist based in London. He likes to put characters in places, objects in locations and buildings in spaces. Inspired by cities and people, he uses strong lines, textures and fun colours.
A creative and photography commissioner with the BBC's marketing/publicity department for over thirteen years, he decided to leave the Daleks and costume dramas behind and return to what he loved the most (and was originally trained in) - creating things with ink, paint, pencils and pixels.
Two recent commissions for Transport For London's Year of The Bus sculpture trails have enabled his work to enter the realms of public art and be widely seen by visitors to London.
Rounded Corners - solo exhibition,
Cafe Adagio, Croydon
Year of The Bus Sculpture Trail,
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Open House London,
Crystal Palace Bowl
James Balston & Matt Bannister,
Crystal Palace Station