Born and raised in Southern California, Matt spent most of his childhood near the beach, soaking up the sun and drawing everywhere he went. With the help of a turquoise crayon and many sheets of paper, Matt's journey into the world of art had begun. Years later he moved to San Francisco to live and study Visual Effects at the Academy of Art University. Here he fell into the painting world and started showing in galleries. Today he has shown all over the United States, Europe, Asia, and Canada. He currently lives and works in Portland Oregon.