Born in 1971, Matt’s curiosity about natural history lead him to drawing and keeping sketchbooks from an early age. He studied art and art history at Salisbury College of Art and then went to Carmarthenshire College of Art to study wildlife illustration, completing his HND in illustration with a distinction.
Matt began his career as a painter after leaving college, his main subjects being landscape and still life.
In recent years he has returned to his interest in natural history, producing eye-catching works in collage, mixed media, woodcuts and oils.
Matt finds that it is often a tiny piece of information, which may trigger an idea for a work. The challenge for him is to convey his enthusiasm for the subject and capture the feeling of seeing something for the first time.