How it all began ...
Matthew cut his printing teeth in a tiny Manchester studio in the late seventies making fly-posters for The Fall, The Blue Orchids, the Factory club and The Haçienda. Later he moved down south to work for Autotype, researching advanced screen printing methods and training printers from all over the world.
In the nineties he moved into fine art screen printing at London Contemporary Art and Coriander Studios where, under the guidance of Brad Faine, he editioned for many great artists including Peter Blake, Bruce McLean, Ivor Abrahams and Rachel Whiteread.
Also a qualified teacher, Matthew worked in Malawi for a number of years training teachers, printing and touring with an international theatre company.
From 2008 until 2017 Matthew was Master Printer at Jealous Gallery and Print Studio where he worked with Charming Baker, Angie Lewin, Margaret Calvert, Gary Hume and Sophie Smallhorn (amongst others) while also producing his own work . He left Jealous to set up M.A.R.S at the end of 2017.