Matt was born in 1981 and grew up in Abu Dhabi, Singapore and England. Now based in London, he is a classically trained artist who works in oils and charcoal. Matt began his training in traditional drawing and painting methods in 2005, studying at a number of contemporary ateliers in the UK and Europe. Matt's subject matter cover still life, portraiture and landscape. Influenced by traditional oil painting techniques, he uses multiple layers of paint to achieve deeply atmospheric compositions, combined with an economy of means to achieve lifelike representation with a minimum of brushwork. Matt's work has featured in major exhibitions and hangs in private collections in the UK and Asia. He has completed a number of portrait, landscape and still life commissions.
2016 Michael Harding Award, Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Annual Exhibition, UK 2016 Finalist, RBA Rome Scholarship, UK 2015 Highly commended, Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize, UK 2015 Highly commended, Portrait and Still life Professional categories, Society for All Artists (SAA) Artist of the Year, UK 2014 Finalist, Still life category, Art Renewal Center (ARC) Annual International Salon, USA
2016 Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2016 Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2016 RBA Rising Stars, Lloyds Register, London 2015 Ashurst Emerging Artists, Ashurst LLP, London 2015 Society for All Artists, All about Art, Islington Design Centre, London 2015 Summer Exhibition, Joanne Parker Gallery, London 2015 Journeys (group exhibition), Halesworth, Suffolk, England 2015 Royal Academy Salon des Refuses, SPACE, London 2015 The Camberwell Open, Orso Major Gallery, London 2014 Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London 2014 Affordable Art Fair, Singapore 2014 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London