A traditionally trained artist, with a Fine Art degree from Missouri Southern State University, Matt has been painting since childhood taking inspiration from such artistic greats as NC Wyeth, Normal Rockwell and Frederic Remington. It was after a successful stint illustrating greeting cards and working in children’s television production that Matt’s career took a unique turn when he was hired as an Art Director at DreamWorks Studios. There he had the opportunity to work directly with Steven Spielberg on many projects including battle of Iwo Jima concept art for the movie Flags of Our Fathers. Matt also worked as an Art Director for DreamWorks’ Medal of Honor video game series, which provided him the occasion to work with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society by creating a series of paintings depicting recipients of our nation’s top award for bravery. Today Matt is an internationally known artist, and his lithographs are sought by collectors from around the world, to include Prince Charles and President George W. Bush, both of whom have original work by Matt in their collections. Since leaving DreamWorks, Matt’s work has been featured in video games, on book covers and in magazines.