Matthew Gilson is an artist known for his horror illustration based mainly on the

sci-fi, fantasy and horror genre. Starting with traditional mediums, Gilson finishes all

his projects digitally. Gilson concentrates on a déjà vu type of theme, and visually communicating a

“what if” situation with familiar looking environments. Using both traditional and digital techniques learned from various jobs, college and online education, Gilson has been able to perfect his work.


His main influences are, Frank Frazetta, Frederic E. Church, Burne Hogarth,

James Gurney, Alberto Vargas, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer and Eyvind Earle.


Gilson currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio where he studies

Illustration at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

© Matthew Gilson 2020

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