Te Arawa, Ngati Whakaue, Te Ati Awa, Ngati Raukawa
Originally from Hawkes Bay, Mathew is of Maori, Irish and Scottish descent.
Mathew graduated from the Wellington School of Design in 1991. His creativity and aptitude for design has, over the past two decades, encompassed landscape and interior stone sculptures, invention of a new type of skateboard, abstract acrylic paintings and more recently feathers and shells carved from New Zealand native timbers. His work has been sold privately and has been commissioned by corporates.
From an intergenerational family of designers and artists, Mathew’s work reflects not only his connection to family but an interpretation of the environment in which he lives.
An avid surfer & skater, the land & sea are as critical to Mathew’s creative process as is the obsessive passion with which he channels his energies into each new creation.