Matthew Perdoni hails from Massachusetts, where he kicked off his lifelong passion for art through the rigorous "study" of comic books. While his buddies followed the dramatic plots of Batman and Wolverine, seven-year-old Matthew lost himself in the illustrations, spending hours examining and copying every line and hatch mark. At the same time he developed a love for athletics. If it not a pen or pencil in his hand, it was a football or hockey stick. Years later, at the University of New Hampshire, he got the chance to pursue both passions at once. As a Studio Art major, and a defensive end--and captain--for the Wildcats, Matthew found himself in the unique position of racing from art studio to practice field, one moment painting a still life under the soothing influence of a professor, the next moment colliding with a 300-pound offensive lineman under the hollering of a coach.
Matthew later went on to join the Parma Panthers of the Italian Football League as both a player and a coach, helping the team to three super bowl victories in four years. While in Europe, Matthew continued his artwork, inspired by the Great Renaissance painters and the European street art scene. Matthew has since returned Stateside, where he teaches art at an Elementary School in San Diego while continuing to work as an illustrator and muralist.