Drawings by Matthew Sproul
at the Chehalem Cultural Center
On view August 20 - November 10, 2018
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 6 pm
Opening Reception August 24, 5:30 - 7:30
View the Artists page to see Sproul's portfolio.
I was born in Barnstable, Massachusetts in 1960. I have three brothers, one is older than me, two are younger. My father is from New York; he was a sailor and carpenter. My mother and her side of the family are from New Zealand. I grew up in New England and in Vista, California before moving with my family in 1973 to Newport, Oregon. I lived at the coast for eleven years, graduating from Newport High School in 1978. I went on to O.S.U. in 1978-79. Then I returned to Lincoln County, working as a banquet waiter. I studied at the U of O from 1984-87, after which I moved to Portland in 1988 where I have since resided. My interest in art arose in 2002 when all around my downtown neighborhood there appeared a lot of life-size, fiberglass cows, decorated in many different ways using vibrant colors. I made a photographic survey of the “Cows for Kids” sculpture installation. In addition to fine art I love cats and hockey.