Hi, I’m Mattie from Milan, Illinois.

Growing up, I always loved art, but being from a small country town, only two art classes were available to me from the ages of 6 to 18. So, I never considered art to be more than a fun activity. However, when I came to Bradley University, I realized the powerful presence that art has in the world, and that art can and will be my career. 

Four years ago, I had never used photoshop, a sketchbook, or a camera, so to think of how far I’ve come in such a short time is crazy. 

I am forever thankful for art allowing me to find myself within it.