Matt Andrade was born in 1959 in
southern New Hampshire. He attended local schools until his sophomore
year of high school, when he began attending Berwick Academy in
South Berwick Maine. There he had the opportunity to study art under
the illustrator Charles Andres. The Artist went on to study Design
for Theatre at Northeastern University under Richard E. Schreiber.
After college the artist continued to be involved
with design and to explore painting while working various full time
jobs, eventually settling in to a career in sales. With the end
of the last sales position he has been able to devote more effort
to painting. Following current events, reading history, researching
on the internet and speaking with friends and peers he pursues his
ideas about spirituality, symbolism and modern culture.
He and his family live near Boston.