Today we’d like to introduce you to Matlyn Spillers.
Hi Matlyn, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I have always been creative and wanting to trying new things to discover what I really love to do. When I moved into my first apartment, I started painting artwork for my home. I was inspired from my previous travels overseas, and the European simplicity and lifestyle has always caught my eye. So, I began a few of my first pieces of artwork.
My journey has been about discovering what I love and embracing community. I made friends with people at the dog park and they saw a few photos of my work after connecting on socials. They were kind enough to purchase my first piece above my couch and that was the beginning of my selling journey.
After working on a basketball commission piece, I realized I wanted to incorporate sports somehow into my paintings. So, from there I continue to create work that inspires me (I love sports) and look for new opportunities.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has been smooth. Trusting my skill, what I have been given, and opportunity have been important for me.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am an abstract sports artist. I specialize in creating paintings that have natural tones, European simplicity, and the life of SPORT included in them. Many of my pieces use a basketball, football, or soccer ball..etc. to incorporate your favorite sport imprint on the canvas.
What sets me apart is the tool I use to paint. Most of my sport pieces I use the ball as my tool.
I also create artwork that does not include sports, and people love to have these in their home/office space.
I am proud of my journey and continual discovery of what I can create.
Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
Hmmm… I would say my mom. She is also creative and has always encouraged me to try new things. She often reminds me to not care what people think (in the best way). That has made me confident to love what I create and not compare my journey.
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