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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