Matthew Whitney

Matthew Whitney is a Seattle-based artist, working primarily in oil paints. He received his BA in Art from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, and exhibits his paintings throughout the Pacific Northwest. Using expressionistic imagery, he works with spiritual and religious themes, stemming from his own beliefs but also encouraging the viewer to create unique connections between the work and their own personal experience.

“My oil paintings are visual meditations on life, creation and faith. I want my work to be a visual language that communicates to the viewer the spiritual and mysterious elements of our reality around us.”

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The Wolf and the Crane


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