Friday, August 08, 2008

Matte Stephens Interview

Yesterday, Grain Edit posted an excellent interview with artist Matte Stephens. From the interview, Matte explains about his art...
For me, painting has always been about learning and problem solving and to get the result I’m after. I’m not very good at planning a painting. The ones I like the most of mine usually just kind of happen. After doing this for so many years it has become such a part of me that I don’t think about the process that much, I just kind of do it. I remember when I started out how hard it was to figure everything out, but over time it just got easier. In no way do I consider myself a great painter, I just think I figured out a way to paint that suits me. I think each painter figures out his or her own way and tries to work with what they have.
The Grain Edit blog has posted photos of Matte's studio as well as a number of his paintings.

Matte's site
Matte's store