Matthew Watkins was born in Manchester, England, in 1962 but grew up in Toronto, Canada. A graduate in Communication and Design from the Ontario College of Art, he has now been living in Italy for a number of years. As well as being an artist and illustrator, he works as a design and marketing consultant, and has developed a reputation as one of the leading exponents in the field of mobile digital art, with paintings of subjects ranging from noir to political satire to fantasy worlds. His fingerpainting exhibitions and live performances have attracted the interest of television channels in Italy, Korea and Argentina and newspapers and magazines such as the Washington Post, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Wired and GQ. His work has been featured in a number of leading blogs including Cult of Mac, Escape into Life and Tom’s Hardware.