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Matt Talbert


Adjunct Faculty, Mentor


Matt Talbert is a contemporary oil painter living in Southern California. While he grew up at the beach, Matt attributes much of his artistic development to his years spent in New York City.Working in the basement of the famous Pearl art store on Canal Street and meeting a wide range of artists from all disciplines was indispensable. He is both a graduate from the Orange County School of the Arts and the Laguna College of Art and Design and has had the honor of being named one of the "Top 100 Figurative Artist Working Now" by PoetsArtists Magazine. Matt's primary focus is expressive paintings of the human figure exhibited in galleries such as Arcadia Contemporary, Abend Gallery, and the Salmagundi Club in New York. You can find Matt’s work in recent issues of American Art Collector, International Artist, and PoetsArtists Magazine. Matt has recently done large scale commissions for the former CEO of Kellogg’s John Bryant and notable Australian architect Billy Kavellaris.