Creative Profile: Matthew Scott Honeycutt
Matthew Scott Honeycutt is a visual artist and creative community engagement specialist at work in Charlotte. But, hundreds of artists in Charlotte know him as a collaborator, a creative who is always ready to lend a hand, an insight or a supportive word.
“My health forced me off my path of saving the world through physics and engineering – now I paint,” Honecutt said. He works primarily in oil paint and is currently selling his art at Wooden Robot’s Chamber and the TAC Gallery in NoDa.
When people see his work, Honeycutt hopes they’re curious … and not exactly sure what they’re seeing at first. “I want them to be confused, develop multiple reactions, question how they feel and spark curiosity,” he said.
Honeycutt is currently available for solo and collaborative commissions, as well as art consulting, installation staging and, as he says, “just about anything art-related.”
Tell us about the creative community in Charlotte.
I have noticed most Charlotte creatives help others shine even if they don’t benefit directly from it. It is wonderful to see such collaboration.
What does Charlotte (as a city) need to do to support creatives who live/work here?
More funding that makes it directly to individual artists. More places like the VAPA Center – affordable studio and event/exhibit spaces.
Funding and the increasing cost of living here as a disabled person on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) make it extremely difficult to survive and create simultaneously.
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