Every painting starts with a mark, and then you react. Then react to that mark. If make a mark I don't like, I will edit it — but leave it as a moment. A painting is a bunch of little moments. Being finished is indescribable. Intuition is my friend." - artist, Matt Chamberlain
Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Matt Chamberlain explores beauty in the both the blue-collar roughness and cosmopolitan style of the coastal city he calls home. His canvases are imbued with that duality between skyline and shoreline: the place where sidewalk meets sheepshank, dive bar meets rock barnacle.
Stints in New York City (Harlem, Astoria) and Boston (Allston, Cambridge) have widened his worldview, but Portland always calls him back. Process and material are the center of his art.