Matthew Bird

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Matthew Bird

United States

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Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Matthew Bird graduated with honors from the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York, in 2000. He is a Signature Member of numerous organizations, including the National Watercolor Society, where he serves as Vice President. His award-winning watercolor paintings have been exhibited in juried shows across the United States, as well as in Canada, China, England, Greece, Hong Kong, and Italy. His work is in permanent museum collections as well as numerous private collections.

Matthew has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine as one of “Today's Masters” (Feb. & Oct. 2018, Feb. & April 2019), American Art Collector (Issue 158, 171), International Artist Magazine (No. 129 Oct./Nov.) Watercolor Magazine “Year’s Best Paintings” (Feb. 2019) and as “One To Watch” (Dec. 2017), The Artist's Magazine (July/August 2017), The Art Of Watercolour magazine (Issue 32), and the Splash-Best of Watercolor book series.

He is a sought after teacher and has been a contributing writer to numerous publications, including Realism Today, Fine Art Today, Artists on Art, and American Watercolor Weekly.

Matthew maintains a studio outside Baltimore, with his wife and children.

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