Matthew Daratha was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1984. Matthew feels his ideas are mere combinations of things seen, memories of the past and clashes of ideas put together to create and express his imagination. The greatest feeling for him is the feeling of accomplishment when he finishes a piece. Through creating, he is able to use his gift and share it with the world. he knows life is too short to spend fighting and too short to spend waiting; time that is spent doing is worth more to him than time talking. His passion for art will never change.
“I don’t want to be remembered for who I am, but for what I have done. I love the freedom and the escape, where there are no laws, no restrictions, just the ability to create.”
Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, 2010
photo courtesy Dean Heron