The Art of Matthew Hamblen

For our next installment in this series we visit The Art of Matthew Hamblen. Hamblen is a painter of Modern Surrealist Fine Art with a specialty in abstract landscapes. I find his rich use of color really inspiring!

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
Well, I have always been an artist and musician since I could speak. My father was a painter, and I grew up with his influence, although my style is completely different and he never taught me how to paint or anything.

I am fully self-taught, but I certainly inherited the artistic genes and the drive.

My style is just painting what I like, and learning to do it well enough to satisfy myself. I genuinely like and love my creations, and I feel they are all very much a part of me.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Sales are always a high, and painting is absolutely my favorite thing to do

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
Getting my name out there. I've always felt that is difficult.

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
This print

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I think I always knew I'd be either a painter, a musician, or both.

What other shops out there do you love?
Oh, there are so many talented folks, I wouldn't know where to begin.

I'm a huge Etsy fan

What does your future hold?
I look forward to creating and selling art to my clients for the remainder of my days.

Visit Matthew Hamblen's main website or stop by his Etsy store to view more works by this extremely talented artist.