My art has been many things to me. At different times it has been therapy, escapism, a means for exploring my outer world and my inner thoughts, a means to keep me hungry and a means to keep me fed. It serves the paradoxical role of both my driving obsession and my stabilizing balance. In these works I become lost in the nuanced beauty of life and, at the same time, map my way through the inevitable ugliness. These explorations have served me well and continue to surprise me with ever deeper insights and enjoyment. I hope that sharing them can do the same for you.
For available originals, please inquire through email. I realize that my works are quite expensive due to the time involved so, in the interest of availability to everyone, all sorts of inexpensive products are available on the site. Any proceeds will likely go back into art supplies.
All images copyright Matt Ridgway.