Originally from upstate New York, Matt currently resides in San Diego, CA. Before moving out to California, he received his BFA in Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology. After moving out to Southern California, he briefly attended Laguna College of Art and Design and went to Watts Atelier of The Arts for seven years. He currently teaches at Watts Atelier and has for the past six years. He has co-authored a book for 3DTotal called "Art Fundamentals" where he drew and wrote the anatomy section. He has worked with a variety of clients creating fantasy and horror illustrations as well as designing art for high end apparel companies. He started his own pet portrait business, creating art works of people’s pets, as well as working on his own art. Follow along with his adventures on his Instagram @mattdrawsstuff.