Matt is an award winning British artist living and working in Dubai, UAE. A life long painter inspired by the natural world, and the beauty of nature and wildlife. 

Matt is committed to documenting the land, sea and sky and highlighting the changing landscapes around us. It has never been so important to keep a visual reference of our surroundings. 

With a true love for the outdoors Matts landscape and seascape paintings often start as small onsite studies, painting Plein-Air, in order to capture true light and colour. Many of these studies are then transferred to his Dubai studio and used as colour reference for larger work. By working this way his paintings fully connect to the viewer through familiarity and a feeling that they are immersed in the scene. 


Matt has lived in the UAE for 13 years and has a solid connection to the landscapes, witnessing first hand the changes in the region. As landscape artist in Dubai prides he himself on keeping a visual record of the lands that surround him before they change forever.

In 2020 Matt was honoured to be accepted as a member of the prestigious Emirates Fine Arts Society.

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