Jazz by Brennan’s
29 x 31 in (74 x 79 cm)
Watercolor on paper
Available through the artist
There are cities such as Venice or Paris, with a special quality and character which have inspired artists for centuries. In the United States, watercolor artist Matthew Bird finds New Orleans to be such a place. “There is just no other place like it with its mix of architecture, food and music! Matthew has done several paintings inspired by the “Birthplace of Jazz.”
Impromptu musical performances pop-up all around the French Quarter. Matthew came upon one particular lively group outside Brennan’s Restaurant. The musicians were playing “Li’l Liza Jane” under the hot mid-day sun.
Jazz By Brennan’s captures the feeling of the sticky summer heat, and sixteenth notes cutting through the air, instantly transporting one into the uniquely New Orleans culture.
Matthew maintains a studio outside Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and children. He paints with a deep love and respect for nature and life, enjoying both portrait and still life work.
“I have focused on developing my craft to capture the beauty of what surrounds me with precision and clarity,” he says, “and I strive to convey that to all people through the universal language of representational art. It is my desire that when others see my work they may be inspired by the perceptible signs of the real Creator.”
Born in Baltimore, Matthew graduated with honors from the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York, in 2000. He is a Signature Member of numerous organizations, including the National Watercolor Society, and his award-winning watercolor paintings have been exhibited across the United States, as well as in Canada, China, Greece, Hong Kong, and Italy. His work is in a permanent museum collection as well as numerous private collections.
Matthew has been featured several times in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine as one of “Today’s Masters,” American Art Collector, Watercolor Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, The Art of Watercolour Magazine, and Splash: Best of Watercolor.