Matthew was born and brought up in the South coast of England. After Art College he became an illustrator specializing in wildlife illustrations. Before his 18th birthday, he had 3 paintings accepted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. His illustration career culminated in a 2 year project illustrating all 5 species of Rhino, for which he travelled to Africa, India and Sumatra, where he spent time in the rainforest with a wild Sumatran Rhino.
He moved to the States in 2000. He is represented in Galleries throughout the country and has won many awards for his Wildlife and Marine paintings. He is married to fellow artist. Julia Rogers and they live on the Eastern Shore Of MD. He has one son and two lovely step children.