Matthew was born in Portland, Maine and raised in nearby Cape Elizabeth. He earned a B.A. from Colby College, where he majored in studio art with a concentration in oil painting. He also studied for one year at Crawford College of Art in Cork, Ireland. He resides with his wife KC in Waterville, where he maintains a studio and works as a preparator for the Colby College Museum of Art.
Matthew has explored many parts of Maine, and he celebrates Maine’s landscape in his paintings. He always paints from life, working outdoors in all seasons and often backpacking into remote locations. He especially enjoys painting in protected lands, such as the Kennebec Highlands, the Morse Mountain Conservation Area, Camden Hills State Park, and the islands of Penobscot Bay.