Matthew Smith is an inventor, a creator, a maker of things. When he was a commercial fishing captain Matthew made innovative nets to catch haddock and halibut in the North Atlantic. He put together the best fishing-boat crews to deploy the gear he made. He followed his instincts to go to places on the Georges’ Banks where the fish were, but the other fishermen were not.
After leaving the fishing industry, Matthew built, by hand, a self-sustained log cabin on the shore of Quincy Pond in Nottingham, New Hampshire. Here he started a small company – Quincy Pond Print Works – to help him create his prints, frame them to museum standards, and make them available to collectors in New England and across the country, shipped in packages he designed himself.
As an artist, he created a new way to make prints – copper block etching – that combines the top features of intaglio etching and relief printing to best portray the incredible color, depth, and texture found in his work.
artNEWS: The Art of Peter Milton, Matthew Smith, and Molly Wensberg at LaBelle Winery, August 2017