Portraits to Comfort, Encourage and Inspire

 

Hi, I’m Matt Philleo. Since 1991, I have been creating detailed, realistic pencil drawings and acrylic paintings on commission and exhibition.

My goal is, through beautiful and emotive art, to bring comfort, encouragement, and inspiration, especially to the discouraged and brokenhearted, so they can experience true and lasting peace.

Please contact me if you have any questions and visit my blog posts to see my most current work. If you’d like to be added to my personal and confidential email list, sign up right here.

To learn more about my custom portraits, visit TraditionStudio.com, my official commissioned artwork page

Thanks for visiting!

“Inscribed” 

14″ x 17″

Pencil on Paper


UPCOMING SHOWS:

  • Falling Leaves Art Studio Tour, September 30 and October 1, 10am-6pm–a backroads tour through Augusta, Fall Creek, and Fairchild, WI. I will be exhibiting original paintings and prints.
  • Manyfires Art Fair, October 7 10am-4pm–A lively art show at the Sundby’s country studio in Fall Creek, WI. I will be doing live portrait sketches, as part of the entertainment, for free!
  • Learn How to Paint in Acrylic, Winter Session, dates TBA: This course will benefit the beginner and advanced artist alike in learning how to paint incredibly realistic portraits of people you know, from photo and from life.

 





Here’s the Latest From My Blog…

[Light Arises in the Darkness] Chapter 1: Why is There Suffering?

[Light Arises in the Darkness] Chapter 1: Why is There Suffering?

Why is there suffering in the world? In the last post, I shared with you my intro for the book, Light Arises in the Darkness: How to Go Through Suffering and Experience Incredible Joy.   Now, today, I’m going to tackle the question that everyone seems to ask when their world is caving in. Others more scholarly than myself have expounded on the subject far better than I can, but I hope to share a different perspective that may help and encourage you.     Let’s go on to Chapter 1 where we discuss, “Why is there suffering?” Light Arises in the Darkness How to Go Through Suffering and Experience Incredible Joy Copyright 2017 by Matt Philleo. All rights reserved. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-   I invite you to become a part of my Reader’s Review Group and I’ll let you know whenever I have a new section on the book written. Also, you will receive a discount on the actual book when it’s published. Join today!   (To help you navigate through the book. I’ll be including links below to various posts…) CONTENTS Introduction Why is there Suffering Acknowledging Your Suffering Suffering Caused by Financial Problems Suffering Caused by Health Problems Suffering Caused by Loss Problems Suffering Caused by Relationship Problems Suffering Caused by Internal Problems Seeking the Lord in Your Suffering Responding to His Presence and Encouragement Becoming an Encourager     “God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.” ― Augustine of Hippo, City of God CHAPTER 1: Why is there Suffering? Suffering is inevitable. We don’t have to travel... read more
[Light Arises in the Darkness Book] Intro

[Light Arises in the Darkness Book] Intro

  Recently, I mentioned my new book I was writing, Light Arises in the Darkness: How to Go Through Suffering and Experience Incredible Joy. So here is my book–in progress–starting with the a cover layout I made on Photoshop. It may change as I get closer to publication, but this will work for now.         And here is the chapter outline, followed by the introduction. Keep in mind the book will be edited before publication, but you will get to see it in the rough, first. I really appreciate your comments, as that will be an encouragement and will also help me in the direction I take the book. Please pray for me that I would write it well–that it would be according to the truth in God’s word, the Bible, that it would encourage others in the midst of their struggles, and that it would help people to see how awesome God is, in the midst of the difficulties of life. Thank you!   Light Arises in the Darkness How to Go Through Suffering and Experience Incredible Joy Copyright 2017 by Matt Philleo. All rights reserved.   CONTENTS Why is there Suffering? Acknowledging Your Suffering Suffering Caused by Financial Problems Suffering Caused by Health Problems Suffering Caused by Loss Problems Suffering Caused by Relationship Problems Suffering Caused by Internal Problems Seeking the Lord in Your Suffering Responding to His Presence and Encouragement Becoming an Encourager       “Our sorrows are all, like ourselves, mortal. There are no immortal sorrows for immortal souls. They come, but blessed be God, they also go. Like birds of the... read more

"I have inscribed you on the palm of my hands."

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"Inscribed," Pencil on Paper, by Matt Philleo

One day, when I was discouraged I read a verse in the Bible, in Isaiah, 49:15-16, where it says, "Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. Behold, I have inscribed you on the palm of my hands." This verse brought such encouragement, that I created this original work of art to share the incredible love of God with others, including you!


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