Acrylic portrait of a smiling figure with white glowing eyes. Text: "Stillwood Creek" "Matthew Holland" + Enlarge
Stillwood Creek Comic (Cover + Two Sample Pages) 2021 Digital print 5.5"x8.5"
A comic page. It is dusk, a teenager leans on the side of a bridge and watches the stream below.  Behind her a man with bright white eyes glances.  Word bubbles: "Evelyn left early."  "She said maybe if I had asked last year maybe she would + Enlarge
Stillwood Creek Comic Sample Page 01 2021 Digital print 5.5"x8.5"
A comic page.  A sequence of extreme close up images of a pair of eyes.  The eyes start off normal, but soon worms appear inside the eyes and start glowing until everything is obscured by bright white light.  Word bubble: "You'll start seeing things + Enlarge
Stillwood Creek Comic Sample Page 02 2021 Digital print 5.5"x8.5"
On a trail through a dark blue forest, an abstract red figure appears in the center of the frame. + Enlarge
Something Appeared on the Trail Back Home 2020 Acrylic on Vinyl 15"x14"
A desolate landscape full of chopped down trees.  In the center, a colorful walled city seems to be sucking all the life from its surroundings. + Enlarge
The Post Suburbs 2020 Watercolor, Gouache, Marker, Color Pencil 11"x15"
A colorful and textured abstract painting with a large pair of eyes. + Enlarge
Eyes 2020 Acrylic and Newspaper on Vinyl 28"x20"
A dark school hallway with checkered floors, possibly haunted. Song lyrics are written on the walls "I don't want to hear how many friends you have. I don't have any anymore!" + Enlarge
Schmool 2020 Mixed Media 9"x12"
At a garage on the edge of the forest, a hooded figure is standing.  Something without a face appears from the ground behind them. + Enlarge
Titled 2020 Watercolr, Color Pencil, Gouache 15"x11"
At night, a shadow with a red spot on it's face lurks in a large fancy garden full of willows and tall grasses. + Enlarge
A Shameful Memory Blemishes the Garden 2020 Acrylic on Vinyl 15"x15"

Having multiple art practices, I work in a space between both fine arts and illustration. During the last few years, I have been experimenting and developing my technical skills and an art style, and now I am starting to explore working in more long form narrative projects. Using sequential arts, I have been creating comics which combine my interests in stories and experimental and expressive visuals with social commentary and other themes important to me. I also do more traditional fine art drawings and paintings parallel to my comic practice. Many of my paintings are based on expressive landscapes and atmospheric environments or they focus on human emotions and conditions.

General Fine Arts (BFA) Students