Matt was the 1988 recipient of Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ Student Art Award, when he graduated from Gravenhurst High School. He continued his studies at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver in order to become a more skilled craftsman and learn how to become a professional artist.
Making art always held a fascination for Matt for he grew up watching his father in his blacksmith studio. For Matt, art is the way he sees, interprets and solidifies his perceptions of a dynamic world. He currently works side-by-side with his father in Severn Bridge.
About the artwork
The Sum of Our Parts is a painted steel sculpture that is a classic example of Matt’s skill and inquisitive vision as an artist. This sculpture can be seen as symbolically representing our organization that is made up of so many different members and was most deserving of being selected to be part of our Permanent Collection in our 50th year.