As a child Matt grew up watching his aunt maintain a career in the animation and illustration industry, this introduced Matt into the art world. Matt always made sure he was enrolled in an art class throughout school. He derives most of his inspiration that goes on the canvas from the music he listens to. Matt is young and exploring the world of art, constantly trying new techniques. His most influencing artists are Tim Bradstreet,David Garibaldi, Richard T. Slone, Stephen Fishwick and Jeanne Kean.