Matthew Begg was born in Camden Australia in 1979. Matthew is a self taught artist, he developed an interest in art as a small child and as long as he can remember he has drawn and painted.

Matthew usually works with acrylic on cotton because of its versatile nature. His work is highly detailed, elaborate and engrossing and demonstrates a sophisticated knowledge of perspective.

During a trip to India he was inspired to paint the everyday life and the conditions which the Indian people experience. He loved the honesty and rawness of the country, nothing was swept under the carpet- both beauty and harshness was exposed for all to see.

He has since travelled to Cambodia and produced some wonderful works for the "Through my eyes - Cambodian Inspiration". Matthew latest works cover a range of streets capes both in the Sydney and the Central West, NSW.

Solo Exhibition
2012 “Through my eyes - Cambodian Inspiration”, Jayes Gallery, Molong NSW

Group exhibitions
2011 ‘Fresh paint’ Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW
2012 Western Plains Cultural Centre - Dubbo

Awards
2010 Finalist- The Mortimer Prize, Dubbo, ‘Castle Reagh’ and ‘India by night’
2010 Highly Commended- Frost over Barraba, Barraba. ‘Darjeeling Market’
2009 Highly Commended-Dubbo arts and crafts exhibition. ‘Hay Street, Sydney’