My paintings focus on capturing mood and leaving the viewer with an emotional experience. I do not aim to copy the natural world with an exact rendering, but attempt to exaggerate areas of visual interest. It is my belief that this enhances the emotional connection for the viewer. I do not subscribe to any one way of working with paint or always using the same substrate. I think about the effect I am trying to create and take my cues for paint and surface from there.
Matthew J's ArtPrize Entries
These are Matthew J's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Matthew J's Past Work
These are images of past work that Matthew J has done.