About Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas is an emerging artist based in Toronto Canada. He is currently pursuing a BFA in painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Matthew has participated in numerous curated group exhibitions since 2015, and has many works in private collections. 

Being a painter, a skateboarder, vegan, and environmentalist, his practice deals with how he relates to his surroundings.

Often drawing from the urban environment, he takes photos and makes drawings of things he sees as painting, allowing these things to seep into the paintings through memory. 

"My practice is one of slowing down, of looking, and of being present. It is about right now. It is about showing up, trusting your gut, and putting one foot in front of the other."  



Slowing Down #4 
Acrylic, colour pencil, and oil pastel on canvas