Featured Artist

Matt Smith

About the Artist



Matt Smith on Location
(Click the image above to visit Matt's website.)



Represented by

Featured Galleries:
WaterHouse Gallery

Waterhoue Gallery
1114 State Street, Suite 9 Santa Barbara,, California 93101

The Legacy Gallery

The Legacy Gallery
7178 Main Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Simpson Gallery

Simpson Gallagher Gallery
1161 Sheridan Ave.
Cody,, Wyoming 82414


Medicine Man Gallery

Medicine Man Gallery 6872 East Sunrise Dr - Suite 130 Tucson,, AZ 85750


Del Monte Fine Art

Del Monte Fine Art
6th Ave. between Dolores and San Carlos Streets Carmel,, California 93921


Claggett/Rey Gallery

Claggett/Rey Gallery
100 East Meadow Drive - Building 7 Vail, Colorado 81657



Matt Smith was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1960. At an early age he moved to Arizona where he developed his life long connection to the Sonoran Desert and the great outdoors. This was a connection that would eventually influence his decision to paint the landscape. As a teenager he also lived two years in France and one year in Switzerland. While in Europe, he had the opportunity to visit many of the great museums which helped solidify his love for art.

In 1985, Smith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Arizona State University. Somewhat frustrated with the abstract focus of the program at ASU he began looking to outside sources for inspiration and guidance. These sources included fellow artists, fine galleries and museums. This is where his "real" education began.

These days, Matt can often be found painting en Plein air from southern Arizona to the Canadian Rockies, from the California coast to the Rocky Mountains. "I appreciate traditional landscape painting and I am inspired by the pristine landscapes of the American West. I enjoy working in areas where one can travel for miles without seeing the influence of man. When I paint, I feel I've hit the mark when I've captured a balance between mood, look and feel.



Currently, Matt is offering a workshop online through Tucson Art Academy: Simplifying The Landscape | 365 Day Online Mentoring Course

For inquiries, please contact the galleries listed above or email Matt from his website.

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