More about Matt
Matt spent his first seventeen years moving from place to place with his Navy family.
His first art lessons were as an eight year old while living in Japan. This nomadic life continued
through three different high schools, followed by his studies at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh
and graduation in 1979 - Visual Communications.
The next eight years were focused on commercial illustration for advertising and editorial clients
in the Washington, DC area. In 1987, he founded Propeller Studio, a commercial art studio producing
commissioned work for a diverse clientele. Services offered are the design and fabrication of 2D and 3D
visual elements for Advertising, Interior Design, Museum Design and Exhibit Design clients, utilizing a
hybrid skill set, mixed media combination of draftsmanship, mechanical design, fabrication, model making,
sculpting, painting and finishing techniques.
Clients include Sprint International, Lockheed Martin, National Confectioners Association,
Museum of Science and Industry Tampa, Disney, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History,
George Washington University, Maymont Richmond, NIH, American College of Cardiology,
Time Life, Discovery Channel, PBS, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Quiznos, The Federal
Reserve Bank of Dallas, PCIA, U.S. Botanic Garden, P&O Nedlloyd, Mobil Oil, Fahrney’s Pens, Fed Micro,
Capital Restaurant Concepts, PRG Hospitality, Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Capital Exhibits,
Design and Production, The Park Group, plus many smaller local and regional companies.
A portfolio of this commercial work is available upon request.
Matt's current endeavors are more focused on making the artwork you see on this website and the
endless pursuit of fulfilling the inner calling to create beautiful, interesting and unique visual art.