Meet the artist: Matt Doyle

Current Hometown: Williston

Where can we see your work?

Mattdoylefineart.com, various arts and craft shows across Montana.

Do you have work for sale?

Yes

In what media do you work?

Oil painting.

How would you describe your style?

I strive for realistic, high detailed wildlife paintings with tight brush strokes.

Who would you say have been influences of your work?

Wildlife artists such as Robert Bateman, John Banovich, and Daniel Smith have always influenced me and how I approach my own paintings.

Are there particular themes you like to explore in your work?

I tend to gravitate towards big game animals because of their majestic qualities a lot of them show. Also I try to build a narrative within my work, whether that be an interaction between two animals, an animal and some other part of nature, or just build suspense or a mood in any ways possible.

What do you most enjoy about the creative process?

I get more pumped up about a painting in the very beginning stages. The hard work begins once the brushes start to get smaller and the tedious work starts. There’s something very exciting about blocking in a painting with a big flat brush.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania where I grew to love nature. I have always been an avid hunter and fisherman so I have always incorporated part of that in my art. In 2013, I got married and moved Minot where my wife, Janna was currently going to MSU to become a speech pathologist. For over three years, I worked at Hobby Lobby as a framer. Since August of 2016, we have lived in Williston.

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