Matt is a Sydney based artist and photographer. His painted works often feature bold colours in a simplistic abstract style. Not limited it painting on canvas, Matt's work can be found on fibreglass forms, traffic signal boxes and wall murals. 


His catalogue of photographs is vast and includes macro images of the natural world, impressive landscapes and everyday objects otherwise forgotten.


Matt enjoys sharing his photography skills with his two children who have each enjoyed competition success. Matt and his adult son have exhibited together including at the invitation only AddOn 2018 exhibition during the Head On Photography Festival.


When he's not being creative, Matt is a keen trail and ultra-runner and is a volunteer with the NSW State Emergency Service. 

Achievements & Awards



Eden Unearthed - Lane Cove

Selected artist for Eden Unearthed, a sculptural exhibition over six months

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Gardens Sculpture Walk

Selected to install two sculptures in the Ku-ring-gai Council event during August / September 



RMS Signal Box - Lane Cove

Commissioned to paint signal box commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day

Guiding Stars - Lane Cove

Selected artist for Lane Cove's Guiding Stars project

Marie France, West Pymble

Solo photography exhibition

AddOn 2018 - Sydney

Exhibiting photographer in invitation only exhibition during Head On 2018

The Big Hoot - Auckland, NZ

Selected artist for Wild in Art event for Child Cancer Foundation


The Big Splash - Perth, WA

Selected artist for Wild in Art event for Perth Children's Hospital Child and Adolescent Mental Health


Commission - Painted triptych "Two Worlds"

Marie France, West Pymble

Group photography exhibition with my son, Alex

RMS Signal Boxes

Commissioned to paint traffic signal boxes for Canada Bay and Lane Cove Councils in Sydney


Marie France, West Pymble

Solo photography exhibition


Gallery Lane Cove

Solo photography and art exhibition


Marie France, West Pymble

Solo photography exhibition


Moran Photographic Prize

Semi-finalist - "Here in Nowhere”


Taronga Wild! Rhinos - Sydney

Selected artist - "The Nature of Industriousness"

2012 - 2013

Thomson Reuters “Green Week” Project

Finalist - “This Place” (2013)

Eden Gardens photography competition

Winner, NSW (2012)

2010 - current

Canon Australia

Photographs selected for use in online and print marketing

2005 - 2006 

JC Decaux & City of Sydney City of Villages Art Prize

Finalist - “Sun Setting on Industriousness” (2006)

About You photography competition

Winner (2005)

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