Matthew Made Art – Whimsical Images of Animals Meets Word Play

Art and stuff to make you think and smile

Matthew Made Art at Chicago Artisan Market

Matthew Made Art, the studio named for artist and musician Matthew Hawkins, creates art that combines whimsical images of animals with word play and hand lettering as an expression of humor meeting empathetic reality.

Shop & support Matthew Made Art at the Chicago Artisan Market in Fulton Market on Sun, July 18, 2021 at Morgan MFG (401 N. Morgan St., Chicago). Discover top Chicago & Midwest artisans in food, fashion, home goods + art.

Matthew Made Art - I scream you screamAs playful as the images are, they reveal Matthew’s inner truths, and he loves sharing them with people who can relate. He get immense satisfaction when someone finds themselves (or someone they know) in his work.

Matthew enjoys finding and pairing vintage and repurposed frames with canvas prints of his own images. The Matthew Made Art collection includes handmade wood plaques, chalkware, plush characters, tees, magnets, puzzles, and archival quality paper prints.

Matthew Made Art - I go nuts for rescue mutsMatthew’s work has been shown in galleries and exhibitions from Disneyland to Amsterdam to Tokyo. The multi-talented artisan is also a paper craft artist, illustrator, banjo player and an incessant doodler living in Kansas.

Editor’s note: Matthew is like the Steve Martin of animal art – complete with refreshing offbeat humor and hidden banjo-playing talent. (Matthew – if you’ve seen the movie, The Jerk, you’re “somebody now” – your name is in print….digitally at least. )

Matthew Made Art
Overland Park, KS
View Website

More things to do in Chicago:’s 7th annual Cruise in Style aboard the Odyssey – Dinner Cruise
Oak Brook Artisan Market – 2-Day Outdoor Market in Oak Brook, IL
• Chicago Artisan Market – Best of the Midwest in Fulton Market and Ravenswood is a Chicago-based digital media company and event producer that covers the best of Chicago fashion, beauty, dining, career, culture and the arts. We also host Signature Events throughout the year, for which tickets are made available through our website, email invites and social media properties.