My mom had a set of calligraphy pens and she would make beautiful letters which I thought was soooo cool.

Matt raised $800 for Art Start's 24th bday. 

He currently lives in NYC where he works as an Art Director at Atlantic Records.

You went the extra mile and fundraised for Art Start. 
How did you inspire others to support your campaign? 

It was a lot easier than I thought it would be! All you have to do is ask. Art Start’s programming and mission really does most of the work for you!


What drew you to Art Start? 

My girlfriend introduced me to the organization but the mission and my belief in art as a valuable piece of everyone's life kept me around. Everyone should be empowered to make art and Art Start offers that opportunity.

Tell us about a time you created art as a kid?  

I don’t really remember a time when I was making art but I do remember being very impressed by other people's efforts to make art. I remember this kid from grade school that drew this amazingly realistic race car with colored pencils. I thought it was amazing and wanted to be able to do that.


Draw us a picture straight out of your imagination? Anything goes!