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Orca Studio - John R. Matthews
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John R. Matthews
Spokane , Washington - United States
Digital Art - Other/Misc.

Art and photography have stirred me since I was young - both remaining hobbies, until I reached middle-age. Mid-life seemed the right time to take my journey in a new direction and immerse myself, more completely, in artwork. An early piece, "Heartbeat of America", was published (internationally) in 2003, and won the Award of Distinction at the Gulf Breeze Art Festival in 2004. Two artworks juried, and kept for permanent display, at the National Museum of Naval Aviation is another "high" point. It has been interesting, successful, and personally fulfilling.

Other than a couple years of high school photojournalism, and a smattering of art classes in high school and college, I am self-taught. I've worked in pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor, oils, and acrylics. Those experiences have allowed me to transition to digital painting using programs such as Right Hemisphere's Deep Paint and Adobe Photoshop.

Orca Studio is my vision of having my own place in the San Juan islands...
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Yo, Mamma - Canvas Print - 28x20" - $255.95

amanda eskridge
2006-12-15 15:46:08
i love your art the colors are so amazing and so filled with emotion
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