In addition to painting with many artist friends, Matt has taken professional painting and sculpture workshops with Greg McHuron, Kathy Wipfler, Jim Wilcox, T. Allen Lawson, Skip Whitcomb, Rip Caswell, David Wade and Philippe Ferrault. Matt has participated in numerous "Quick Draws" as part of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival and "Plein Air Festival" at the National Museum of WIldlife Art,  Casper Petroleum Club, Wild Horse Festival Art Show, "Guest Artist" at Grand Teton National Park Craig Thomas Visitors Center ...Completion of 366 Daily 1 Hr. Painting Studies for 2008 (2007) Featured Show with Martin Hagen at Ciao Gallery ... "Kuau Bay" juried into Plein Air Painters of Hawaii Show at Maui Hands (2006) - "Peoples' Choice" Award - Jackson Hole Paintout - Completion of “Jackson Hole Ski Area” sculpture. - Plein Air Painters of Hawaii Juried Show at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao, HI. - “Soul to Soul” figure show at Trio Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming) (2005 - Matt’s Bison Sculpture, “Majestic Wanderer” presented in Austria by Mayor Mark Barron of Jackson, Wyoming, to the Mayor and City Council of Lienz, Austria as the official "Sister City" gift (2003 - “Special Recognition Award” in the Great Makawoa Paintout at View Points Gallery in Maui, HI) (2001 - Began painting with the Maui Plein Air Painting Group) (1989-92 - Numerous painting shows at River Rock Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming) (1987 - Began painting with friend and mentor T. Allen Lawson) (1987 - Inspired into painting while viewing the “Top 100” of the first annual national “Arts For The Parks” banquet in Jackson, Wyoming) (1970’s - Matt had a small business carving elk antler jewelry in Bozeman, MT) - Graduate of Dartmouth College in Earth Sciences and Environmental Studies and competitive skier in cross country and ski jumping.