Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Matthew Porter Art Interview and Giveaway
Matthew Porter (MP) is a busy local writer and artist. Currently he has five books published with Simply Read Books out of Vancouver and a has collaborated on a line of Children's clothes! We are excited to see him at Urban Craft Uprising Winter 2010!
UCU: What item are you most excited to be offering at UCU Winter 2010?
MP: I am excited to showcase my newest series of paintings and prints entitled Pedigree Pooches. The series showcased a selection of pedigree dogs. I am hoping one day to turn it into a children's alphabet book with a different breed highlighted for each letter. I will also be offering commissioned pieces if people want to get their pooch immortalized!
UCU: If you have pets, introduce them and tell us a bit about them!
MP: I have two cats - they are siblings. A brother and a sister - Louie & Maggie. They are great but love food a bit too much! Every time I have toast they want a lick of butter. I have to put a bit on my finger for each of them to lick or they give me no peace!
UCU: What are you nibbling on as the snow falls this winter?
MP: I was just back in England to visit my family, I grew up there but have lived in Seattle 12 years now. So I got to nibble on all my favorites that I have not had in over 3 years. My favorite being cheese and onion potato chips. You wouldn't believe the number of different flavors we have in England that are not produced in the US. So sad but one I can definitely skip is prawn flavored!
Pedigree Pooches, 9" x 9", acrylic paint on wood ($100) or 8" x 10" print ($10)
Matthew Porter Art
Giveaway Item! Leave a comment to be entered a drawing to win.....
24" x 36" Glossy Poster
100 lb paper gloss - 4 Color Front
I went back to my roots and revitalized the first show I did for the gallery I previous owned, Bluebottle over 7 years ago. The show was entitled "The Cat that Ate the World" it showcased paintings of an enormous robot cat eating and destroying landmarks throughout the world. This time it is a monkey!