Matt Gunn grew up in Portsmouth, NH, and has lived all his life in the coastal New Hampshire and Southern Maine area -finding inspiration for his art through his extensive travels and time spent as a fireman, forester, fisherman, and landscape designer. It’s though the lens of a lifetime spent in keen observance of the world around him that Gunn produces his colorful folksy works.
“I've simply always drawn and painted”, explains Gunn. “My mother studied art history in college and I grew up with the books. Now, as an adult, I've had the great good fortune to travel extensively and see much of that work in person. I suspect that, and the simple joy of painting, is why I've begun painting again.”