Matthew R. Paden

The Savvy


Painting With Passion

Branding his evocative body of work with the name "Savvy Palette," Matt is a professional, award-winning American artist who has become known for his vivid colors, brash brush strokes, and dynamic texture.

Paden currently has five on-going series: "Famous Faces," "Bombshells," "Urban Utopia," "Skin," and "Sublime." His larger-than-life pieces dazzle in both private and public displays. His strong passion for the arts took hold at the tender age of five and never let go.

Paden's distinctive style emanates chaotic angst to peace and harmony in rich velvety vibrant acrylic hues. Following his soul's unrelenting voice the artist was honored with a first-place award in the state of Oregon for the Congressional Art Competition in 1997 with his painting "Victory Touchdown" and was displayed in the Nations Capitol for a year.

More recently, the Absentee Shawnee Cultural Preservation Department commissioned Paden to paint an original display piece for their gift shop. Matt conceived and painted a 30" x 40" inch acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas entitled, "Untamed."

In May of 2019, Matt guest spoke and provided a brief demo of his painting style at the Muskogee Art Guild in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

In June of 2019, Matt's piece entitled; "Sensual Chaos" was selected by Steve Liggett Studio to participate in the first annual Tulsa Erotic Art Show. "Sensual Chaos," sold during this one-month exhibition.

In February of 2020, Matt guest spoke for Mid-Del Art Guild at Rose State College; he also offered a hands-on workshop teaching his vivid painting style.

"Famous Faces," Matt's twenty-one piece, abstract portrait series hand-picked via his Instagram page @savvypalette to participate in the grand opening of Carpe Artem Gallery in Oklahoma City beginning June 2020.

June of 2020, Matt's piece, "Enchanted" was selected by Steve Liggett Studio in Tulsa, OK to participate in the "Poetica Erotica Show. "Enchanted" sold during this one- month exhibition.

July 2020, Matt was commissioned to create a custom ten-piece portrait series, "Inspired" for a client in Southwest Oregon.

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