Location: Lafayette, Colorado
Date Joined: 07/27/2010
Average Artist Rating 4 votes
It is the greatest Art that can reach the heart of a wide variety of people at once. In each new painting, this is the highest aim for Matt Abraxas. To inspire intrigue in the casual onlooker and at the same time elevate the deepest perceiver. It's a high aim, but as Helen Keller said, "One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar"
In every new piece, Matt endeavors the struggle to come nearer to this goal.
Matt studied for a short time with Ted Seth Jacobs at L'Ecole Albert DeFois, in the Anjou region of France, and then with Jeffrey R. Watts at the Watts Atelier in California. These two approaches to representational art continue to influence Matt's work. He is constantly refining his skills, sifting through lessons from masters of the past and the present, and cultivating his own unique statement on the expanse of representational painting.
Matt married Rebecca Beacher in 2003, and Matt Brown took the surname of Abraxas with his wife; the name Abraxas essentially means to accept the good and bad in each of us (for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, etc....)
Matt is currently represented exclusively by SmithKlein gallery in Boulder, CO.
Kissing the Boo-Boo