Matthew has been studying art since childhood from his father, then formally at Utah State University, and continues to seek out opportunities to learn and grow as an artist. He loves traveling in search of new inspiration. Matthew won Best in Show at the Utah Arts Festival and also Best in Show at the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase both in 2017. He finds inspiration all around him and is constantly looking for scenes of beauty to capture through oil paint. Whether it’s a bustling city at night, a “retired” barn, or a serene landscape, his style merges traditional subjects with contemporary brushwork and expression.