I have always appreciated extremes and contrast. As a result my work reflects these ideas. Life and death, natural and manufactured, reality and fantasy are all ideas that resonate with me and as such i try to express that as best I can through whichever medium i chose to explore. My strong illustrative tendencies are employed to generate graphic and urban feelings and tones in my pieces, however the messages are more inline with my rural and nature loving heritage. I have been working exclusively with acrylic and mixed medium (Sharpie) in the past but have started to branch out into wood burning and am currently exploring the idea combining these two mediums.
Matt Palmer has been showing his artwork since 2005. Boredom from not hitting the slopes of Banff and a love for comic books and cartoons, Matt Palmer bought his first set of acrylic paints and brushes and plunged into painting with little training other than having a love for illustration and advanced art in high school. Since then, Matt has been his own mentor. He draws inspiration from many sources such as contemporaries like Robert Bateman, the many textures and colours that nature effortlessly expresses and the gritty, graphic, urban feel that street art evokes. Instinctually, he's always been drawn towards creating high contrast pieces. Not living by one particular philosophy, he utilizes juxtaposition, saturation and contrast to provide a new perspective. Making it bright and pop is what Matt's all about, adding his own voice to every piece. He currently resides in Picton Ontario where he works from his studio.