Mathew was born in Kalgoorlie and spent his first eight years living in the mining town of
Kambalda, WA. He has been drawing and painting since he was 11 years old,and his
favourite medium is acrylic on canvas. Mathew enjoys painting because it is a way of
showcasing his vivid imagination, portraying certain pictures or story lines which play
around in his head. The main inspiration behind Mathew’s work is from his favourite tv
shows, video games, films and places and buildings that he has visited in his travels.
Mathew has worked under the guidance of artists Paula Weigmink and Peta Zellar over
many years. Completing a Certificate 1 of Art at Central TAFE exposed Mathew to working
with clay and digital art. His most recent art education was through Zoom classes with
artists Kate Leslie and Natalie Scholtz during the Covid -19 isolation weeks.
Mathew has exhibited his paintings multiple times at the annual As We Are Art Award
exhibitions, at numerous DADDA group exhibitions in the early 2000s and he has also had a
couple of exhibitions with fellow artist John Verjans. Mathew would like to develop his
painting skills further so that he can become more well known as an artist with his own
unique style. Mathew also enjoys writing science fiction stories and would love to be able to
publish his stories one day.
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