The Art of Matte Stephens

Manhattan by Matte Stephens

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

Central Park by Matte Stephens

Seattle by Matte Stephens

Seattle by Matte Stephens

Newbury Street, Boston, 1938 by Matte Stephens

Newbury Street, Boston, 1938 by Matte Stephens

The Princess Theater, Melbourne by Matte Stephens

The Princess Theater, Melbourne by Matte Stephens

New Orleans by Matte Stephens

New Orleans by Matte Stephens

Paris by Matte Stephens

Paris by Matte Stephens

Sydney by Matte Stephens

Sydney by Matte Stephens

Golden Gate Bridge by Matte Stephens

Golden Gate Bridge by Matte Stephens

For tons more, check out Stephens’ portfolio, blog, and online shop.

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