About Matt Sellens






mattWell how do I start? I'm not a great one for talking about myself I normally leave that to the rest of the family.

I was born in West Sussex in 1981 and lived in Haywards Heath until I moved to Stroud in Gloucestershire in 1993, where I went to Thoms Keble school in Eastcombe. Having spent most of my teenage years with the Cotswold Way right on my door step I don't know if I'd ever consider living anywhere else now!!

I graduated in June 2003 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Animation from the Surrey Institute of Art & Design University College in Farnham. Before that I spent 3 years at the Stroud School of Art studying Art & Design. In 2007 I started working as a freelance illustrator and animator under my company name Hound Works, working for a new media group and a local publishing house. But my passion for paintings comes from my own animals and the countryside.

These days I specialise in producing work of country scenes and animal studies which are of startling detail and accuracy to real life, most of my work is based on my own studies and reference materials that I collect from visitng Hunts and Shoots around the country.

So let's see what the future holds for me !!!!!!!