Matthew Sievers developed an early passion for expressing himself through art. He began studying at his father’s knee in his small home town of Lewisville, Idaho. As the son of an accomplished artist, he was exposed to many different forms of art from a very young age. "Outside my bedroom door hung an ink drawing of Charlie Chaplin, and a cubist painting of a royal king and queen along with many other diverse forms of artwork." His father provided him with creative suggestions and encouragement that inspired him to develop a style that is truly unique.
As a young man Matthew had a natural talent for drawing and loved sketching various figures and objects. Now as he has grown more as an artist he has developed a passion for color, composition and expression. He has worked to master these principals both through oils and acrylics.
Matthew studied art at Brigham Young University-Idaho and Utah State University. His courses enabled him to experiment with various media and subjects. He also has had the opportunity to study the art of different cultures while traveling in parts of Africa and Europe. Despite studying art formally Matthew claims his greatest education has been from his father.
Matthew's unique, recognizable style includes spontaneous brushwork and liberal use of the palette knife. His energetic paintings rezinate through color.
His impasto technique makes the light reflect in a particular way, giving him additional control over the illumination of his painting. His combination of both acrylic and oil in a single composition adds expressiveness to the painting. Impasto work pushes his painting into a three dimensional sculptural rendering.
Creating art is both exciting and rewarding for Matthew. He loves being able to explore new ideas and express himself through his artwork. He has returned to Idaho with his wife and three sons where he continues to follow new inspiration.