Born in Florence, AL, Matthew Mayes is a self taught artist with over 18 years experience as a professional. He currently resides in Birmingham, AL with his husband Brian.
Matthew began painting as a child after watching the "Joy Of Painting" with Bob Ross. He had experienced a number of stints with hospitalization and home schooling due to illness and needed an outlet for his creativity. Art was his answer and savior.
"Once, I believed that love, food, and music were the core passions that transcended all race, creed, and color.
Now, I know that art encompasses all. My works are studies in color perception, definition, and composition.
I see color as neutral, primary, and secondary. I allow natural ability combined with a trained eye to create.
Without both, my art could not exist." -- MM