Matthew Bird is an American painter. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he graduated with honours from the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York, in 2000. He is a Signature Member of numerous organizations, including the National Watercolour Society where he serves as vice president, and his award-winning watercolour paintings have been exhibited in juried shows across the United States, as well as in Canada, China, Greece, Hong Kong, and Italy. His work is in permanent museum collections as well as numerous private collections. Matthew maintains a studio outside Baltimore, with his wife and children.
“The subject matter of my figure and still life paintings communicates my deep love and respect for nature and life. Some paintings stem from a joy or narrative that is from my own experiences. Other pieces reflect the simple beauty I find in everyday objects composed together. I have focused on developing my craft to capture the beauty of what surrounds me with precision and clarity; and strive to convey that to all people through the universal language of representational art. It is my desire that when others see my work they may be inspired by the perceptible signs of the real Creator.”
This will be Matthew Bird’s first appearance at the International Watercolour Masters Exhibition with 3 stunning paintings which will delight both audience and collectors. Matthew will also give a live lecture on the components, motivation, and techniques that go into making his outstanding paintings. Tickets for Matthews appearance are sure to be in great demand!