Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum Presents:
the art of Seth Thomas Matson
November 21, 2013 – Jan 1st, 2014
Opening artist reception 6-9 p.m, Thursday, November 21, 2013 [rain or shine]
A fundraising event for the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum
411 Olive Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Seth Thomas Matson, is a life long HB resident and a self-taught neo-expressionist /abstract ocean artist, drawing his inspiration from Surf City USA. “I enjoy art that makes me think,” says Matson. His newest creations for the HBISM’s month long SURF BREAK art exhibit express vitality, optimism, and spirituality as captured by bold colors, inventive textures, and encoded curvelinear messages throughout the work. Heavily influenced by Surfing, Music, Basquiat, Picasso, Pollock, Warhol & Fulltimehuman, Matson loves experimenting with “nontraditional” painting tools like his hands & feet, recycled toothbrushes and different types of plastics found at local beach cleanups.
Seth was raised in Huntington Beach, Cali, he enjoys art in all forms and is constantly experimenting in painting, drawing, printing, ceramics, and photography. Seth currently runs his own Graphic Design Studio (MatsonGraphics.com) in Downtown Huntington Beach. In 2012, Seth started back up his t-shirt company (EST. 2005) called “Orange County Clothing Company” aka: OCCC which has been a lifelong dream of his. All of the tees on his website are designed by local Orange County Artists. Many will available at the HBISM for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to the museum. In recent years, Seth sat on the board for both the local HB Surfrider Chapter and Surfers for Cetaceans (S4C) NGO’s. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, photography, painting and hanging out at the beach with his family and friends.
Seth will also have 1 piece displayed at the HB Artwalk 2013 Artist Invitational Showcase at the Shorebreak Hotel the same night.
For inquiries about original and/or custom artwork/tees for sale please contact:
Seth @ 714-596-5019 or email@example.com
Visit: www.seththomasmatson.com • www.occlothingcompany.com
I did the HB Downtown Artwalk in July 2013 in front of the famous Sugar Shack Cafe. It was super fun and tons of people stopped in to say how much they loved my art. [click.to.zoom]