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?

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!

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?

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!


  1. Love Matthew Porter's work! Can't wait to see his booth at UCU!

  2. I love Matthew Porter! He's one of my favorite tables to visit. I randomly came across his counting birdies book at the library one day with my daughter and wanted to not return it (don't worry I did). Then when I was at UCU I came across his table with THE BOOK! I was so excited I of course bought it! Now I make sure to stop by and get something new every show!

  3. First monkeys now dogs, Matthew Porter, are you reading my mind?

  4. Can't wait to see the new book. We bought one of your other books last year.

  5. I always buy something from your booth for my sister, she's a big fan!

  6. I LOVE your kids prints, and I will surely be buying an alphabet book for my 6 month old's first christmas this year. :) Good luck at the show!

  7. I love these. I have a friend who would absolutely love the pug! hope it's not too late to be entered.

  8. I have loved your work for a very long time. In fact, you've inspired me to create an alphabet book in Arabic! I wish you much success this weekend at the show!