ARTIST AT A GLANCE
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Matt Salisbury is a freelance illustrator and art educator based out of Mississauga, Ontario. A recent graduate of Sheridan Colleges Bachelor of Illustration program in Oakville, his passion has always been to draw and create stories to inspire and connect with the community. A lover of graphic novels, animation and science fiction he fills his work with surreal and expansive imagery. A strong advocate for mental health his work explore personal struggles, mental health, familial dilemmas and the LGBTQ+ experience.
As an illustrator, his style is a mix of expressionism and figurative art influenced by comics and animation because of the unique visuals created in each medium to tell a story, he incorporates a variety of media approaches into his work including, ink, gouache, charcoal, digital, and mixed media. His focus is on the unique mark making that comes from unconventional tools to tell the story of the illustration. As an art instructor he is passionate about helping his students explore all forms of creative expression, and thinking, a heavy focus in his classes at Visual Arts Mississauga is the importance of the sketchbook and not to worry about the outcome but to enjoy the process of learning as you draw."