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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

MATTHEW AMEY

MATTHEW AMEY

Artist Work

The Denk Boys
2011
Oil on Canvas
22" x 34"
Octopus Pendant in sterling silver
2015
Sterling Silver
40mm wide
Octopus rings in sterling silver.
2017
Sterling Silver
Commercial Harbor Ocean City Maryland
2016
Oil on canvas.
12 x 24 unframed
Birds and flowers tattoo.
2014
Ink in skin
Harbor Fog
2016
Oil on canvas.
24 x 30

Artist Information

County
Worcester County
Artistic Category

Other, Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Artist Statement

As an artist from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, I have been creating artwork for over 30 years and tattooing since 1991. When not using a tattoo machine, I create works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, glass, digital design and various sculptural mediums. I continue to experiment with new concepts, materials, and techniques. Being part owner of both Independent Tattoo, in Delaware, I am consistently working either on paper, canvas or skin and I continually strive to incorporate modern advancements in technology into much of my work.

Artist Bio

My work is informed by more than twenty five years as a professional tattoo artist. I work in many different mediums although I prefer working in oil on canvas. I'm very interested in the possibilities of using the computer as a tool to compose and enhance my work.

I have recently earned a Bachelor of Fine Art's degree from the University of Delaware, which has given me a much broader outlook on my artistic, non-tattoo related, work. Although, the imagery and context of tattooing will undoubtedly bleed into everything that I do.

My work can be found in Berlin, Maryland at Wooden Octopus, our working studio/gallery on Jefferson Street behind the Atlantic Hotel.