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.
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PUBLISHED ARTICLES ABOUT THE WORK OF MATI MCDONOUGH
I was thrilled that one of my favorite tv shows features my Elephant pillow as a mainstay on their couch!
I love the international exposure of my art in Singapore Home & Decor! My art has traveled places I haven’t yet!
This Danish magazine is wonderful! I have no idea what it says, but love that my work is included in this collection!
I love Cookie Magazine and was excited to have my art featured!
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