Matt McLeod is a painter, sculptor and muralist, specializing in fine art for residential, commercial and public art projects. His art hangs in many homes and businesses throughout Central Arkansas and beyond. Arguably his most visible work is the new mural at the corner of 6th and Main in the Creative Corridor.
Growing up in Little Rock, Matt graduated from Central High School. After graduating from Southern Methodist University in 1987, Matt spent a fifteen-year career in advertising, before becoming a full-time artist. Matt spent the last eleven years in fine art, developing paintings into his bold, vibrant style — what he calls Energetic Color.
Matt’s energetic color is included in several private and corporate collections across the US and has brought significant recognition, including pieces in the Delta Exhibition at The Arkansas Arts Center and a painting on the front cover of the first Arkansas Artists Calendar, created by The Arkansas Governor’s Mansion Association.
In 2011, Matt was the featured artist for Riverfest music festival. Matt was the featured artist for MusicFest El Dorado, in 2012. In 2013, Matt was the featured artist for The Thea Foundation’s Annual Spring Fine Arts Festival. In October 2015, Matt opened a gallery in downtown Little Rock, specializing in highly collectible regional artists and residential and commercial commissions.
In addition to his mural at the corner of Main and Scott Streets, Matt is currently at work on a mural on the side of the Besser Hardware building in the 1000 block of Main Street.