Matt Smith Autumn Under Meeks Mesa desert Arizona Southwest western oil painting mountains

Matt Smith biography:

Matt Smith was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1960.  At an early age, he moved to Arizona where he developed his life long connection to the Sonoran Desert and the great outdoors. This was a connection that would eventually influence his decision to paint the landscape. As a teenager, he also lived two years in France and one year in Switzerland. While in Europe, he had the opportunity to visit many of the great museums which helped solidify his love for art. 

In 1985, Smith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Arizona State University. Somewhat frustrated with the abstract focus of the program at ASU, he began looking to outside sources for inspiration and guidance. These sources included fellow artists, fine galleries and museums. This is where his “real” education began.

Matt Smith painting on location mountains sky

These days, Matt can often be found painting en plein air from southern Arizona to the Canadian Rockies, from the California coast to the Rocky Mountains. “I appreciate traditional landscape painting and I am inspired by the pristine landscapes of the American West.  I enjoy working in areas where one can travel for miles without seeing the influence of man.  When I paint, I feel I’ve hit the mark when I’ve captured a balance between mood, look and feel.

Smith currently lives in Arizona with his wife, Tracy, who is also a painter.

 

Available paintings:

Matt Smith Laguna Surf seascape beach ocean landscape oil painting California

“Laguna Surf”
Matt Smith
Oil   10″ x 18″
$3,300

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Matt Smith Autumn Under Meeks Mesa desert Arizona Southwest western oil painting mountains

“Autumn Under Meeks Mesa”
Matt Smith
Oil   10″ x 14″
$3,100

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Matt Smith Willow Spring Barrels cactus western landscape cacti oil painting

“Willow Spring Barrels”
Matt Smith
Oil   16″ x 12″
$3,400

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Matt Smith Salt River Cliffs desert landscape saguaros mountains cacti oil painting

“Salt River Cliffs”
Matt Smith
Oil   18″ x 22″
$6,500

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matt smith laguna seascape laguna beach california oil painting

“Laguna”
Matt Smith
Oil   7″ x 9″
$1,600

See additional information about “Laguna”.

 

Sold paintings:

matt smith boulder mountain autumn landscape birch aspen tree oil painting

“Boulder Mountain Autumn”
Matt Smith
Oil   12″ x 18″
SOLD

 

Interested in any of these paintings, call us 800-958-5360 or email us sales@artzline.com.

 

Matt Smith "Artists' Choice Award" winner 20th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational seascape landscape oil painting
Matt Smith “Artists’ Choice Award” winner at the 20th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational 2018

 

Matt Smith PleinAir Magazine cover image
Matt Smith
Matt Smith Art of the West magazine cover mountain landscape painting
Matt Smith “Iceberg Lake”

 

matt smith david wilkinson prix de west exhibition 2018 art show sale
Matt Smith and David Wilkinson at the 2018 Prix de West Exhibition & Sale

 

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