JAZZ BY BRENNAN’S by Matthew Bird, Watercolor on paper


LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield Art Guild is presenting a demonstration by internationally known watercolor artist Matthew Bird on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, taking place from 7-8:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Residents can visit Bird’s website at https://matthewbird.com/ to see his still life paintings, portraits and street scenes.


Bird is an American painter. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he graduated with honors from the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York in 2000. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, where he served as vice president. Bird’s award-winning watercolor paintings have been exhibited in juried shows across the United States, as well as in Canada, China, Greece, Hong Kong and Italy.

“The subject matter of my figure and still life paintings communicate my deep love and respect for nature and life,” said Bird. “Some paintings stem from a joy or narrative that is from my own experiences. Other pieces reflect the simple beauty I find in everyday objects composed together.”

A sought-after teacher, Bird has also been a contributing writer to numerous publications, including “Realism Today,” “Fine Art Today,” “Artists on Art” and “American Watercolor Weekly.” He has been featured in several magazines, including “Fine Art Connoisseur” magazine where was named as one of “Today’s Masters.”

“I have focused on developing my craft to capture the beauty of what surrounds me with precision and clarity, and strive to convey that to all people through the universal language of representational art,” said Bird.

This presentation is open to all members and prospective members are encouraged to join the LAG at www.lynnfieldarts.org to take advantage of this and upcoming special artistic opportunities. The guild is co-sponsoring the “Bring The Good” gallery opening at the Albion Cultural Exchange in Wakefield on Jan. 21 and running every Friday evening through Feb. 25. For further information, visit www.lynnfieldarts.org and check out “Lynnfield Arts” on the guild’s Facebook and Instagram pages.