I'm a lifelong painter, designer, photographer and teacher who inspired thousands of art students, over a 30 year teaching career, to find their creative voice through explorations of drawing, painting, photography, game design, and graphic design.


Now in retirement, I'm finding that I can't stop creating and commenting on art. It's in the blood. Art and creativity have embedded deep into my being. It's what I know. This web platform provides an opportunity to expand my classroom. I hope that you enjoy using it as much as I've enjoyed creating it (there's that word, 'create', again).It’s time to feed your inner artist.


Making things is a sort of power trip. For me, the creative act provides an opportunity to slow down and generate an object that prompts an examination of the world and my place in it.  Art leaves behind an artifact that invites others to join a conversation, which in turn presents the possibility of gaining insight to a higher state of awareness. It really is a miraculous and powerful process.

I enter that process with the objective of creating visual impact through the use of both recognizable and never-before-seen combinations of shape, color, texture, line, and space. Many of my works attempt to elevate the significance of often overlooked things in everyday life, while others leave interpretation up to the viewer, while still others explore the dynamic of human systems in conflict with the natural world.


The unavoidable fact remains: Like all art, these pieces represent a response to a time and place which will never again exist in its current form. My hope is that you find them thought-provoking enough to post your work and come back for another visit.

This 'safe space' for artists wouldn't be happening without you! Thank you for giving this community a chance! 

           Matt Dowling