FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with California Artist, Matt Cunningham

Matt Cunningham

Graphic Artist | 41 | Northern California

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We are honored to have, Matt Cunningham, as our Featured Artist, he is an amazing artist that creates some really cool and really unique collages, we love his style and we know you will too! So head over to his wall to see all of his work and while your there hit that follow button to support a fellow artist!

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I’ve been on this art kick for about four years, rounding up. My specialty is digital collage, I guess. I find inspiration from the found images I have available to me.

Do you have a job in the art industry? If So, what’s one thing you don’t like about it? If no, where would your dream job be?
No, I don’t have a job in the art industry. I’m not sure I’d want one. I have a two-year-old daughter, and I need health coverage and a steady paycheck.

Do you have a favorite Artist?
No, much in the same way I don’t have a favorite band or musician. John Vochatzer, aka @calamityfair on Instagram, was a huge inspiration when I first started making collages.

What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
Getting my teaching credential after being a butcher for 13 years.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
Teaching. Teaching more. Still teaching because I didn’t set enough aside for retirement.

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Bruce Lee

How is one way you make money with your art?
Licensing is a beautiful thing. Prints are an okay income, but licensing is best.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
New Zealand.

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What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software

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Any advice for young artists?
Well, a lot of artists seem to be concerned about style, namely they see established artists all have individual styles, and they want to establish their own style. I get a lot of questions about my style and how I am developing it. My advice is to not worry about style, but to experiment, have fun, and hone your particular process and craft, and your style will emerge eventually.

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