Matt is a woven sculpture artist from Asheville, North Carolina and internationally known Christian speaker, author of 7 books. He is also an art mentor for artists around the world through his "Created to Thrive" art mentoring program and The Thriving Christian Artist podcast.
In 2009, God called Matt to "raise up an army of artists to reveal His glory all over the earth." Since then, Matt has given his life to helping artists thrive spiritually, creatively and financially through creating live events, resources and online opportunities that equip artists to live the life they were divinely designed to live in the Kingdom.
As an artist, Matt's work has been featured in many magazines, shows and exhibitions and is mostly commissioned by private clients for luxury mountain and coastal homes around the country. In 2011, Matt was recognized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery as an American Artist Under 40 and in 2018 was recognized as one of the Best Artist Mentors in the country by Professional Artist Magazine.
December 16th, 2021 | 34 mins 6 secs
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In 2009 Matt was experiencing immense frustration with the circumstances in his life when God tells him, “Raise up an army of artists to reveal My glory all over the earth." He thought, “Wait. What? Are you talking to me?” There couldn’t have been a greater disconnect between where he was in life and what God was calling him to do. Despite this, Matt committed to say “YES” to the Lord’s promptings no matter what. What happened next is most definitely a Real Faith Story.