Recent Art & News

Read about my creations, artistic philosophies & art-related events in Leominster, MA.Matt Vaillette

Donations to local charity

Right now 20% of each sale is given to Ginny's Food Pantry in Leominster. / See past donations

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Public Art Event on 9/20

Mixed media painting hidden alongside a tree in Carter Park, Leominster, MA.

Read about my latest public art hunt in Leominster, which happened from 11am to 1pm at Carter Park.

Beautiful Weather in Leominster!

The weather was beautiful today in Leominster, but it was a bit overcast. It was an okay day for some hunting, and even better for a picnic!

First things first

Kristen and I first hid all the paintings around Carter Park & Pine Grove, in Leominster. Then we put down a blanket and had a picnic.

A public art display!

Once we had rested I arranged of my paintings against trees, for a little public display. Some large, some small.

Feedback

We got some favorable comments from pretty much everyone in the park, but Carter Park was pretty dead today. It didn't help that the sky was gray, even though the breeze was beautiful.

I still flew the flag, and it was nice breathing the Leominster air!

Some people told me they were happy with what I'm doing, and hope local artists and citizens will catch on!

It was a fun day!

I believe in love, kindness, and art for all, so this kind of event feels natural to me. I enjoy finding other people who think about these things!

Read more about this hunt >>

Keep the art flowing!

Donations allow me to cover future events! If you've had a great time, or just want to help me out, please donate a buck!

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by Matt Vaillette
September 20th, 2014
Location: Leominster, MA, 01453


Next Hunt in Leominster

Bull painting for the next hunt in Leominster, MA, 01453

 

Hunt Location: Carter Park, Leominster, MADate:This Saturday (9/20)
Time: 11am to 1pm ish (estimate)

This hunt is unlike the others. I'll be at the park for a few hours, having a picnic, with a small art display set up. Come along, and participate how you see fit!

A hunt, and more

As always, art will be available to find and take home! I'll also bring some other art for people to look at—framed digital art and mixed media paintings which will be on display while I'm at the park.

There will be one or two very large artworks to see!

An open picnic!

Kristen and I will be bringing a picnic. We'll camp out around the art display.

You're welcome to join us! Bring a blanket, and some food, and your mouth (for eating and chatting) 

I'll try to bring a little extra food or drinks, if I have time. Feel free to do the same!

The weather will be great!

The weather on saturday should be great for a picnic. Come along and keep us company, while enjoying one of Leominster's great parks, and the historic Pine Grove Cemetery nearby.

by Matt Vaillette
September 18th, 2014
Location: Leominster, MA, 01453


Give me a review!

I'm looking for reviews on my new business page on Google. Some positive reviews would really help me get seen in Leominster, MA!

This will help me to create more donations, and run my art scavenger hunts!

by Matt Vaillette
September 17th, 2014
Leominster, MA, 01453


Which abstract portrait are you?

I've been painting this community of abstract portrait paintings for almost 2 years now.

Here are a few. I've also got some questions for you.

  • Which abstract portrait is your best friend?
  • Which intimate painting is you?
  • Which drawing is your biggest fear?
  • Which arrangement is of a family member?
  • Which person is your mortal enemy?
  • Which is your love?

I've got thousands more abstract portraits on my dropbox account— Go check it out!

Go on, love all =)

Don't forget to send me e-mail!

by Matt Vaillette
September 16th, 2014
Leominster, MA, 01453

A small community of abstract portrait art.
I have thousands more!


Birthday Flowers

Watch a video of me painting this artwork!

I just made & posted this flower art on someone's facebook wall; It was for their birthday!

Free digital flowers!

If it's your birthday, you're feeling down, or you just want some flowers...please write me and ask for some!

I'll happily make you some flower art, and send it electronically via e-mail or social media!

Giclee prints for sale

The flowers will be available to buy—but only one print will be sold, and 20% of the price will go to charity!

by Matt Vaillette
September 16th, 2014
Leominster, MA, 01453

I can make you digital flowers, just because!

I can make you digital flowers, just because!


Art Scavenger Hunt at Barrett Park!

Photo of a cat illustration in front of the location of the latest hunt.

The scavenger hunts in Leominster have been going well!

The latest one was at Barrett Park. I hid about 20 pieces at an undisclosed location, and gave people photo hints about where the art was hidden.

There was even a special "treasure" for one hunter to find!

Read more about this hunt >>

by Matt Vaillette
Location: Barrett Park, Leominster, MA
September 14th, 2014


My creative process! (blog)

I just posted a new entry about how and why my current creative process came to be. In case you didn't know, it's very "art therapy" focused. 

I've taken from the wisdom of artists, and of my own life, to create something that I feel is artistically successful, and very therapeutic.

This is the process I've been working on since late 2012...and I've become very "process" focused since then.

It's about the artistic process, the experience, & the therapy...not the product (artwork).

Read more >>

by Matt Vaillette
September 13th, 2014


Next Leominster Art Hunt

Tomorrow in Leominster I've planned another local scavenger hunt for artwork!

Some of the details are uncertain. I'm not entirely sure where in Leominster this hunt will be, for instance.

Super-Treasure!

Depicted in the photo is a gold-rimmed SUPER  treasure. This one will be harder to find, and I hope Leominster citizens find it !

Hint: It may be located near smaller paintings, so if you find any of my artwork around Leominster, keep looking in that general location!!

Update: Read more!

Read more about this >>

I've created a blog post going into more detail about future plans, and the next art scavenger hunt in Leominster, MA!

Thanks Leominster, and happy hunting!

by Matt Vaillette
September 12th, 2014

 

This hard to find artwork will probably be hidden in the general location of smaller artworks.


Using art for therapy

Did you know that 2 years ago I turned my creative habits into art therapy habits?

Did you know that decades before that, I was miserable, depressed, and desperate?

Did you know that my studio art therapy changed everything?

Therapeutic results

I've been reliably happy & stable since the day I made the switch to doing art therapeutically! That's no small feat for someone with bipolar disorder.

I didn't see an art therapist. I used 2 paperback books; One was on cognitive behavioral therapy, and another was on trusting your artistic instincts.

I combined the books with previous knowledge, about myself, and wisdom from other artists, to create a new artistic process based on common sense, and being happy!

Today I released this blog post about just that. How I turned my artistic habits into art therapy habits. 

See how powerfully restorative artistic habits can be! Try it for yourself!

Read more >>

by Matt Vaillette
September 10th, 2014

abstract artwork that reminds me of art therapy


speaking love loudly for the love of others

Check out these new pages!

New pages relating to bigger picture goals, efforts, and ideas for Leominster, surrounding areas & online.

Leominster Artistic Goals

Improving Leominster with The Arts — my own goals, and efforts, as well as ideas for other ways we can improve Leominster, MA using artistic creativity & thought.

Improve business, educate, lower crime, and give everyone more interest activities to do!

My Donations

A short page about my donations to charity. Right now I donate 20% of each sale to Ginny's Food Pantry, a food pantry in Leominster, Massachusetts. You can see past donations and the current donation balance there.

My Cause: Improve the world with art!

My cause to improve the world, bit by bit, using my creativity. This page is about current efforts, as well as my commitment to continue improving them.

Topics covered: Happiness, accessible artwork, charity donations, social issues, and a call for feedback!

Call for feedback & collaboration

I'm looking to combine forces with people who have similar goals. Even something as simple as some honest feedback, or support, is quite helpful!