Enjoying life is often recognizing the importance of the process of getting there, rather than the destination itself. The process of painting is as important as the final object. I see painting as a metaphor for life. A painting goes through a birthing, develops with guidance from the artist, and eventually becomes its own being, ready to be sent on a life journey.


Matthew Potter

Private Collections:

Denver, Co.

Munich, Germany

Salt Lake City, Ut.

Spring City, Ut.

Seattle, Wa.




Ephemera Arts, Salt Lake City

Patrick Moore Gallery, Salt Lake City


2006 –

Poor Yorick Studios, Salt Lake City

Magpie’s Gallery – Salt Lake City


2005 –

Poor Yorick Studios, Salt Lake City


2004 –

Springville Spring Salon – Merit Award – Springville, UT

ArtIntellect Group Show, Salt Lake City

Poor Yorick Studios, Salt Lake City

Spring City Memorial Day fundraiser


2003 –

Deseret News Landscape Exhibit, Salt Lake City

Poor Yorick Studios, Salt Lake City

Leftbank Gallery Forward Vision Show – Salt Lake City


2000 –

Marmalade Studio, Salt Lake City

Springville Spring Salon, Springville, UT


1999 –

Deseret News Landscape exhibit, Salt Lake City, UT

Ogden Black and White exhibit – Honorable mention – Ogden, UT


1997 –

Westminster College Graduate exhibit, Salt Lake City, UT


1996 –

Westminster College Senior exhibit, Salt Lake City, UT


1995 –

Avenues Street Fair



2012 Urban Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

2012 Logan UT Summerfest, Salt Lake City, UT

2011 Avenues Fair, Salt Lake City, UT



Paul Davis, Helper artist retreat and intensive figure sessions

David Dornan, Helper artist retreat


Don Doxey, Westminster College

Craig Glidden, Westminster College

Shao-Yuan Zhang, Westminster College


Connie Borup, University of Utah

John Erickson, University of Utah

Dung Hoang, University of Utah

Brad Slaugh, University of Utah


Tom Kass, University of Utah

John Sugden, University of Utah


Architectural studies, University of Utah & Massachusetts College of Art

Jewelry making – Massachusetts College of Art


Marcelino Stuhmer, Independent painting classes

Ann Potter, Painting mentor