Oklahoma Artist, Matthew R. Paden

Matthew R. Paden (b. 1977) is an award-winning contemporary abstract artist, art coach & blogger living in Oklahoma with his beautiful wife and daughter. Matt's larger-than-life pieces astonish in both private and public exhibits.

He approaches his subjects with as few preconceived notions as possible, allowing viewers the space to collaborate with the moment. Matt strives for honesty and to look at things as they are, without judgment. The result is something that is at once observant and intimate.

Paring down aesthetics, Paden relies on gestures, color, form, and composition to heighten the subtle nuances of people and places in a simple yet revealing style. It is this mix of intention and intuition that brings depth and mystery to his colorful, dynamic pieces, suggesting life beyond the canvas. 

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