About the Artist
Matt began painting seriously in 1995 and within only a few years of teaching himself the basics, he had won the 1998-99 South Carolina Saltwater Fisheries Stamp competition. The next year he followed that up by winning the 1999-2000 South Carolina Duck Stamp. In the process defeating nationally recognized artists and also making him the youngest to win either competition and the only artist to win both stamp categories.
Since then Matt's Palette and subject matter has expanded to portraits as well as the Lowcountry way of living. Putting competitions aside, the artist now strives to further develope his style and technique with his prefered medium, oils..
Being a native of the South Carolina Lowcountry it just seems natural that Matt focuses his attention on his surroundings when it comes to what he paints.
"There is no need to go far and wide to find inspiration when I was born in one of the most beautiful and historically significant places in the entire country. I have a lifetime worth of subjects to put on to canvas, and all at my doorstep!"