Matthew Broughton is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker and painter originally from Geelong and Ballarat but now based in Melbourne, Australia.
Aside from his graphic design and illustration work he also focuses on a number of self-initiated side projects such as: fine art, photography and printmaking. Matthew has artwork in private collections in Australia, Europe, The Middle East and North America.
The majority of his artwork is inspired by everyday life – both the natural world and the urban environment.
The illustrative and graphic nature of his work lends itself to the
tonal qualities of linocut and wood block printing. Each piece taking
many hours of drawing and carving. The blocks are printed using a
150 year old Albion Press or printed individually by hand.
Matthew’s painting style is the polar opposite to his printmaking - colourful, bright and whimsical with an almost childlike naivety.
His painting has a uniquely Australian style, with references to painters Sidney Nolan, Fred Williams, Reg Mombassa, and Ken Done. His work also draws inspiration from the Australian Indigenous artists Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Ginger Riley. Matthew's printmaking style is influenced by Margret Preston, Barbara Hanrahan and Jan Senbergs.
Matthew's commercial graphic design and illustration work can be seen here www.mattbroughtondesign.com