Δευτέρα, 20 Ιουνίου 2016

MATTHEW BIRD

Matthew Bird is an American painter. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he graduated with honors from the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York, in 2000. His award-winning watercolor paintings have been exhibited in juried shows across the United States, as well as in Canada, China, Greece and Italy.
For 15 years he worked as a designer and art director in advertising agencies, specializing in non-profit fundraising.
As an illustrator, he has five children’s books published and his paintings have been used as greeting cards for The Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, and the National Wildlife Federation among others.
Matthew maintains a studio outside Baltimore Maryland with his wife and children.

Organizations
International Guild of Realism
National Watercolor Society, Board of Directors
American Watercolor Society
Transparent Watercolor Society
Baltimore Watercolor Society, Signature Member
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
Southern Watercolor Society

Exhibitions and Awards
2016
Biennial International Prize Fabriano Watercolour 2016 (Finalist)
Fabriano Watercolor Invitational, Fabriano, Italy (Invitational & Attended)
IWS Canada 1st International Watercolor Biennal (Accepted)
3rd International Watercolor Biennial of Thessalonika, Greece (Invitational)
Georgia Watercolor Society (Awarded)
Louisiana Watercolor Society (Awarded Honorable Mention)
Southern Watercolor Society (Awarded)
Illinois Watercolor Society (Awarded - Spirit of Bonnie Award)
IWS Canada 1st International Watercolor Biennale (Accepted)
Splash 18 Light and Dark (Still Life with Lemons and Crystal Pitcher)  Runner-Up
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society  (Accepted)
2015
NWS - National Watercolor Society/China Exchange Exhibition (Accepted)
Fabriano Watercolor Invitational, Fabriano, Italy (Invitational & Attended)
Watercolor Salon of Thessalonika, Greece (Invitational)
BWS Mid-Atlantic Watercolor Exhibition (Accepted & Awarded)
2014
National Watercolor Society 94th International Exhibition   (Winsor & Newton Award)
International ARC Salon (Finalist)
BWS Mid-Atlantic Watercolor Exhibition (Accepted)



Angel of music, watercolor




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