After featuring in the ArtisAnn Gallery Emerging Artists exhibition in 2017, where his oil painting was purchased by the NI Civil Service for inclusion in the Government Art Collection. Matthew went on to graduate in 2020 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art from De Montfort University, Leicester. During his time at University Matthew studied both realistic and expressionistic painting techniques, working to combine the processes to create his own unique style of oil painting.
He took part in multiple exhibitions in Leicester showing artwork ranging from expressionistic landscapes to finely painted portraits, including a major exhibition at the LCB Depot Gallery.
Using his own photography references Matthew now aims to create narrative driven paintings using expressions of human form and bold mark marking techniques.