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October 5, 2017

A VISION

I’ve painted my whole life… even when I didn’t have a brush in my hand.  Its a way of seeing and thinking.

My water series began as an idea really, to marry the tradition of figuration with this other worldly place: underwater.  The visual complexity there is as...

March 30, 2017

Details and close-ups of some recent works.  ©2017

You can link to this video here: on vimeo  

And here: on youtube  

March 24, 2017

If you've seen my original work up close, its no surprise that I've been deeply influenced by classical masters, many of them quattrocento painters.   As a very young man I was magnetically drawn to the chiaroscuro of Caravaggio's work in particular.  And next mon...

March 24, 2017

People have asked me for years why I haven't offered prints of my work.  The answer was simple:  I didn't want to turn the quality of my work over to someone else.  I've always seen myself as a painter and that's what I spend most of my waking hours doing....

February 10, 2017

 Had a fantastic group show last week at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, Attention to Detail.  I was honored to show among an amazing group of artists.

October 15, 2016

I am completely energized by my current idiom and feel I’ve only begun to develop my understanding of it.  Each time I break through, I immediately glimpse a deeper aspect still eluding.  Lucien Freud said, “The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it become...

February 20, 2016

Here's a great article reviewing the RLS show by Beckett Mufsonin TheCreatorsProject.

Recalling both idyllic summer days at the pool, New York-based painter Matt Story captures many facets of the underwater world with an eerie accuracy just shy of hyperrealism in his ne...

January 22, 2016

Here's an article at Fine Art Connoisseur in advance of the upcoming Charleston show in February.