From the age of five, Steve Matson was taught to draw and paint by his mother, who was an accomplished artist. From his early beginnings as an illustrator, to painting amazing environments in award-winning Hollywood films. Steve has always looked to redefine what’s possible in art.
For over 30 years it has been his goal to bring his paintings to life, organically and without compromise. He would have to wait 25 years for technology to mature to the point where he could achieve that goal.
Through this waiting period he was not idle, he has had an award winning career creating matte paintings for movies. Films as: Life of Pi (Academy Award for Best Visual Effects 2013), Polar Express, Star Wars EP3, Superman, The Chronicles of Narnia, Surfs Up, Beowulf, 300 and many others. He worked on the One World Trade Center elevators experience: “A Time-lapse of New York over the centuries”.
In 2010 he gave birth to his first Moving Painting, achieving his life-long goal. Since then his life hasn’t been the same. Steve is now has hundreds of collectors from all over the globe. With each new work, he continually pushes the boundaries of this seemingly unlimited new medium.
Steve is now permanently represented by ten galleries in the US and has collectors all over the globe.
“What if a painting could move and change?
What would that feel like, what could it do?
This is what I’ve spent the past 30 years exploring and I still feel that I’ve only scratched the surface.”