Painter, photographer, mixed media artist, Matthew Lew creates original artwork that is marked by bold individuality with subtle references to the fluidity of life. Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Lew completed his art education in San Sebastian, Spain. He relocated to Chicago in 2005 and now proudly calls the city home. While his heart is rooted firmly in Chicago, Lew possesses a traveler's spirit. He is inspired by influences from all corners of the globe and translates them into a mixed media approach that features photography, oil, acrylic and, at times, unique sources from around the world including water, wine and champagne - integrating these elements into his original work.