"Quietly observing the chaos around me; I’m fascinated by the simplicity, yet the overall complexities of the world."

- Matthew R. Paden

The Savvy Artist

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


Specializing in Spontaneous Realism, The Savvy Artist often uses vivid and expressive colors with lots

of palette knife texture to create the strikingly evocative acrylic pieces.

From his atmospheric “Utopia” series, to the eminently realistic “Famous Faces”, Matt masterly captures the subtlest of emotions and delicate moody intricacies.

Despite his diverse choice of subjects, Matt’s body of work is united in its ability to evoke emotion and awe in the viewer, with precise details etched amongst broad yet perfectly executed brushstrokes.


The Savvy Artist

Starting my artistic journey in 1997, the desire to create art that I attained soon became an unyielding obligation to myself to explore the inner mechanism of my creative consciousness.


From small sketches to large scale projects, my art is a highly-personal reflection of myself.

I’ve been lucky enough to have participated in many collaborative projects, as well as exhibiting in a solo capacity, which has solidified my reputation in the art world.


If you would like to find out more about my process, get in touch.

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