Des Matthews is from a small town in Arkansas and is from Choctaw and Cherokee lineage; with English, Irish and French European bloodlines as well.

As a teacher of art, Des has traveled throughout and spent a good part of her time instructing at the La Romita School of Art in Terni, Italy. Her travels have allowed her many opportunities to paint the places and the people where she visits.

Her painting is diverse, finding her works in pastels, acrylics and many other media while working on many commissions of murals and portraits.

Des’ work is found in many private and corporate collections throughout the world and we are indeed honored to present her works to you.