Watercolor on cold press watercolor paper
Handmade old growth red wood frame
22" x 30"
Michael Matheson was born in 1975 in Santa Barbara, CA, where he developed a close connection to the natural world. In 2007, he received a degree in illustration and fine art from The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Michael is currently focused on printmaking and watercolor and their aesthetic in art and design. Bold and graphic in approach, his current work focuses on the simplification of shape and form. Equally influenced by outsider art culture, art history, illustration and design, he explores themes of memory, nostalgia, good vibes, and the human condition. His work incorporates elements of woodworking, hand-drawn typography, geometric collage using vintage printed ephemera, and found objects and has been published and exhibited both domestically and internationally. Michael brings a dedicated focus to his work that is paired with a true sense of originality.