Matthew Whitehead makes paintings, drawings, photographs, and collages based on the subtleties of personal life experience. He often reacts to a specific gallery/studio space, presenting his works alongside found/reclaimed imagery and objects. This format offers no hierarchy between the created work of art and the found object.
Matthew feels that art making is essential to existence and hopes to spend his life facilitating its practice. His dedication motivated him to earn a Bachelors of Art from Flagler College and ultimately a Masters of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing from the University of Florida. He has taught Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Sculpture, and Foundational Arts to students of all ages and is currently teaching a variety of Photography courses at Santa Fe College.