About Matthew Hamblen: Hi I’m Matt, I’m an artist in North Carolina. I’ve been an artist all my life. I grew up attending art shows every season, and my artistic roots go back many generations. My father and Grandmother are/were both fine artists, and the artsy family lineage goes at least as far back as Sturtevant Hamblin who founded the Prior-Hamblin school in New England in the 1800’s. It’s true what they say about art being “in the blood” as the ball rolled all the way from there to me. I can’t imagine doing anything else.