Matthew speaks about his own creative process in the following manner:
My artistic journey began when I could first hold a crayon, spending countless hours transcribing seamless visual narratives onto perforated reams of paper. As this natural gift blossomed, I was accepted into a Fine Arts academy and published as a children’s illustrator. The path to a lucrative career in illustrative design seemed paved and wide open for the taking. Yet this ambition was soon interrupted by a deep thirst for self-realization, leading me on a journey away from art and into the world of psychedelics and direct spiritual experience. After 8 years, I re-emerged, deeply overflowing with love for the Spirit of Creation and newfound spiritual purpose. The burning question became “How may I best share this Love in service of All?”
And the answer came ‘Look no further than your first impulse’ -that crayon in the hand of a child. And thus, my current artistic rebirth as an oil painter began.