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Mati Rose McDonough is an artist and daring adventurer whose name is pronounced Matey, like Ahoy! She grew up near the sea in Maine and now lives in the Bay Area.

After wanting to be an artist for many years, but feeling like it was “impractical,” at 29 years Mati took the leap and went back to art school at the California College of the Arts. Now over ten years later, she is still excited and terrified every time she sees a blank canvas, but embraces the adventure of life as an artist— penning her first book with this philosophy called “Daring Adventures in Paint”.

She has had dozens of art shows, taught painting classes internationally in Italy, Morocco, Costa Rica and more to come! Her illustrations grace all sorts of products from camera cases to giant elephant billboards as well as her own home decor line and dress line too— dreams come true! She is pinching herself after all those years that she is making her living as an artist.

Mati has illustrated four children’s books including “i carry your heart” written by poet ee cummings. Through her workshops, books, and popular online course, she spreads a warm message of creative courage: IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO SHOW THE WORLD YOUR MAGIC.

CONTACT MATI: matirose@gmail.com | matirose@matirose.com

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PUBLISHED ARTICLES ABOUT THE WORK OF MATI MCDONOUGH

broad_cityBROAD CITY

I was thrilled that one of my favorite tv shows features my Elephant pillow as a mainstay on their couch!

oakland-magazineOAKLAND MAGAZINE

Now that I’ve lived in Oakland almost 5 years (after 12 across the bridge in SF), it’s an honor to be featured in my hometown glossy!

sf_gateSAN FRANSISCO GATE STYLE MAKER

YAY! Super honored to be an SF Style Maker feature 🙂

publishers-weeklyPUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

Publisher Weekly is the go-to for Children’s Book press gave several favorable reviews for my kid’s book “i carry your heart” including what’s selling fast at McNally Jackson in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood.

artful_blogging_coverARTFUL BLOGGING

I’m flattered to be included in the latest issue of Artful Blogging with photos, art and an article written by me that shares my story of being an artist and blogger. more details…

home-and-decor_coverSINGAPORE HOME & DECOR

I love the international exposure of my art in Singapore Home & Decor! My art has traveled places I haven’t yet!

vi_foraeldre_coverVI FORAELDRE

This Danish magazine is wonderful! I have no idea what it says, but love that my work is included in this collection!

somerset_life_coverSOMERSET LIFE

I love this article written about “the magic of friendship” by Kelly Rae with gorgeous photos of me and Kelly shot by Denise Andrade … a peek inside here.

somerset_studio_coverSOMERSET STUDIO

I am completely honored to share my collaborative paintings with my friend Kelly Rae in Somerset Studio. Kelly’s words that accompany the paintings are very dear. Here’s a video from when we were making those very paintings. see more here

cookie_coverCOOKIE

I love Cookie Magazine and was excited to have my art featured!

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