Matthew P. Chinian, Demonstrating Artist

Photo of Matthew P. Chinian, artistMatthew P. Chinian began as a sculptor after graduating from Bennington College and receiving an M.F.A. from SUNY Albany in 1988.

After a lengthy career in sculpting, Matt says, “I could no longer look at the landscape I lived in: by April, 2012, I finally took to paint.” Now, all his work is done in “plein air”.He uses the “sight-size” method where he lines up the painting next to the scene so from where he puts his eye, the panel and the scene are the same size and right next to each other.

Matt lives in Cambridge, New York where he draws inspiration from Washington County landscapes. He writes a blog at http://mattchininianpaintingblog.blogspot.com/ Find his web site at mattchinian.com.