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About Me

Richard L. Matteson Jr. is a nationally recognized guitarist, artist and author. He has written and illustrated ten nationally and internationally acclaimed books by Mel Bay Publications in Pacific, Missouri. Currently Richard teaches guitar and other music lessons at Mom’s Music and leads the music for the contemporary service at Highland United Methodist Church.

Artistic Direction: His new series of twenty paintings based on traditional American songs begun in 2006, portents a new direction in his art career. Called The Bluegrass Series, the lyrics of the song are engraved on the canvas in small print and the painting depicts the story of the song. Matteson’s goal is to paint a large number of music song paintings in the next several years.

Another new group of paintings entitled, The Driftwood Series, was begun early in 2007. The forms suggested by driftwood have come to life. Sometimes Matteson uses close-ups of the tree grain to create new worlds of form and life. He has completed over a dozen driftwood paintings in 2007 and 2008.

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