The above painting will be participating in a group show that opens this Friday at the 33 Contemporary Gallery in the Zhou Art Center in Chicago. The Chronicles of a… Read more Chronicles of a Future Foretold with the Reluctant Immigrant →
Matthew James Collins
I am an artist.
Artists, especially oil painters, love to talk shop. Nothing is perhaps more controversial as the discussion of the ‘proper’ medium. It is often seen as the ‘secret’ ingredient’ in achieving the quality of the Old Masters. A good painter needs quality materials to express himself/herself properly. However, no medium is an elixir for creating a good painting. The purpose of any oil painting medium is to adjust the handling properties of the paints to achieve specific effects. It is an important element that works in unison with the proper paints,… Read more My Investigation into Megilp →
A Fresco Painting workshop in Florence, Italy taught by artist Matthew James Collins
am very pleased to share that my painting “The Young Architect” has been included in the #93 Eros Gaze publication of Poets Artists Magazine.
The Oak Park Art League’s 97th Annual Artist Member Exhibition opened on April 13th and runs until May 4th. My painting of Rhapso is participating. For more information the OPAL… Read more Oak Park Art League’s 97th Annual Artist Member Exhibition →
I have a variety of works available at the Michael LaConte Gallery via 1st Dibs. There are drawings, paintings and sculptures. Please follow the link here to see more. Both above and below are a selection of the pieces.
I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Here are some images from a life size nativity scene that I created for the… Read more Merry Christmas! →
Several times a year, I have the pleasure to teach figure drawing and artistic anatomy to the beginning and intermediate students at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy. A competent… Read more Observed Anatomy →