Manhattan by Matte Stephens
Portland, OR-based Matte Stephens is sort of the love child of Georges Damin and Mark Coomer, with a hint of Nicholas Takis and a touch of Jim Flora in the mix, sprinkled with a garnish of early Charley Harper. His gouache paintings are very much rooted in the forms and colors of the middle of the 20th century, and I especially like his scenes of different cities.
Central Park by Matte Stephens
Seattle by Matte Stephens
Newbury Street, Boston, 1938 by Matte Stephens
The Princess Theater, Melbourne by Matte Stephens
New Orleans by Matte Stephens
Paris by Matte Stephens
Sydney by Matte Stephens
Golden Gate Bridge by Matte Stephens
For tons more, check out Stephens’ portfolio, blog, and online shop.
Love Matte Stephens work, had never seen the Melbourne and Sydney images before. Thanks so much as always for sharing…
You’re very welcome! His cityscapes are wonderful. I especially love the use of color.
All the years I lived in San Francisco, I think his Golden Gate Bridge painting portrays is beautifully.
i love matte stephens. we have his lord admiral hiratio byrd print in our foyer.
his color palettes are phenomenal.
Wow, that’s excellent!