Matthew Craven Self-photo

Artist’s Brief Biography

Matthew Craven is a life-long resident of Metropolitan Atlanta . Since obtaining an art degree from Kennesaw State University in 1993, Matthew has pursued many creative outlets, including landscape design, interior design, and faux finishes. He has maintained a focus on the design of ceramics, abstract paintings, and encaustics.

Matthew’s love of design has led him to explore many mediums, including printmaking, painting in watercolors and acrylics, and pen and ink drawings. Today Matthew works primarily in oil, translating a desire for structure and order into colorful and dynamic style. Working intuitively, Matthew allows the work to emerge from the substrate without the constraints of premeditation.

Artist's Statement

I have always felt that I have an innate sense of design. Architecture, both man-made and that found in nature, often inspires me and structures found in nature, and much of my work reflects its ebb and flow. To me art is not the product of work or time, but an irrepressible idea or emotion that drives artists to create.