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Matt Duffin was born in 1968 and grew up in Houston, Texas. He received his bachelor’s in architecture from the University of Houston but never practiced as an ... more

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How did you get started in illustration? I got started in illustration long before I knew it. Because of the narrative quality of my fine art, editors, publishers and authors would occasionally approach me to use an image of my work for a book cover or an editorial piece. In the beginning, I was happy to offer illustrations to anyone who wanted to use them, free of charge. Then it dawned on me that most of those people had budgets for their projects.

What personal experiences or circumstances have most influenced your work or style? Though people often think my work has a melancholy, moonlit quality, the “late afternoon on a sunny fall day” backdrop is what I strive for—when colors pop, shadows stretch ... more

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