Matt Warford graduated from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco with a BFA in Illustration. Matt was a freelance illustrator and a portrait painter for several years, and his clients included Delta Airlines, Great Lakes Publishing, and Institutional Investor Magazine.

Matt lives and works in Portland, Oregon, where he has taught many classes at the Multnomah Arts Center and Hipbone Studio. Matt's currently painting dogs full time.

Matt's unique style is recognizable for it's large close-ups,  thick brushwork, and rich color. Each dog's personality is expertly captured in oil on high quality canvas.

Matt's work is on permanent display at both Lucky Labrador Pubs, Alberta Street Public House, Green Dog Pet Supply, and Healthy Pets Northwest in Portland. You can also find his rotating exhibits all over town. Please contact Matt for current show locations.

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Dog portraits by Matt Warford. All images are copyrighted. Contact Matt at