Tom Matt
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My interest in art started very early, as soon as I could handle a pencil. Encouraged by my parents, both fine artists, I was exposed to many forms of artistic expression, both visual and musical, throughout my formative years. As a child my family and I lived in Rome, Italy, for two years while my father was a Fellow in sculpture at the American Academy in Rome. In addition, I lived and traveled in Mexico and Europe for several years as an adult, working with charitable organizations. My artistic development and influences continued during my education in high school in Connecticut and later through the School of Fine Arts at Boston University, Boston, MA; the Lyme Academy of Fine Art, Old Lyme, CT; and the School of Visual Arts, NY; and post-grad painting instruction with Andy Reiss, Brooklyn, NY.