Writing and illustrating
Matt has been writing and illustrating books for over three decades. Most of his books have been works of fiction for children and young adults, and most of those have been picture books, although he has illustrated many works of non fiction as well, ranging in subject matter from prehistory to ancient history, science and gardening.
Matt has worked with the following authors: Wade Hughes, Brian Mackness, Colin Thompson, Nadia Wheatley, Josie Montano, Brian Caswell, John Marsden, Gary Crew, Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Danny Parker, Rebecca Young, Lucy Estela, Kirli Saunders, Meg McKinlay, Valanga Khoza, Lisa Tiffen and Tina Wilson.
Requiem for a Beast was Matt’s first major multi-modal work for adults and young adults. The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness, published by Dirt Lane Press in February 2022, is his second major multi-modal work for adults and young adults.
In the following galleries, the books for children range from books for very young readers through to older children. You’ll notice that some of those books are repeated in the gallery of books for young adults and adults. Books like The Colour of Music, Suri’s Wall, Teacup, The Incredible Freedom Machines, Tree and How to Make a Bird can be understood by young children, but also appreciated on a different and more sophisticated level by adults.
Matt has produced a variety of resource notes for his books to aid teachers and students in the reading of the relevant works. You can download most of these for free from the store on this website.