Matthew Stewart is a freelance illustrator and painter. In his work, Matt strives to bring a classical realism to his imaginative and fantastic subjects. Matt’s paintings are done in the traditional medium of oils. Images are built through an intensive process of sketching, reference gathering, and study from life.
” After reading The Hobbit sometime around the sixth grade, I was hooked. From that point on, my humble efforts at picture making (I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember) have been inspired by a love for all things fantasy. After graduating with a BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design in 1999, I’ve managed to turn this fascination into a career, working for book publishers and gaming companies, such as Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Tor Books and Duirwaigh Gallery. My work can be seen in multiple Spectrum Annuals, and I’ve had the pleasure of being nominated for a Chesley Award or two.
Currently, I live in New Jersey, just across the river from Philadelphia with my wife, Gina (who is also an artist) and two cats, Georgie and Gidget. ” Matthew Stewart