I've always been creative. My formal art education started early with private lessons at twelve-years. In 1997 I earned a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and 10-years later earned an MFA in Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

My artwork is a response to the natural world and inspired by history. I am most satisfied with my work when it makes a connection to art history, especially ancient history. My art making is a search for the muse in order to experience their guidance within my creative process.

"If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman."

- Socrates (399 BC, Classical Athens)


matt@mjfdesign.net


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