My name is Matt Ruggiero. I am not a professional painter, in fact I am an engineer by trade. I just started my own dog grooming supplies business, and in my (very rare) free time, I paint to de-stress.
I am newly married (July 2015) and have two dogs, Dexter and Penny. I like to hike, fish, camp, and snowboard. I am only interested in painting realism landscape scenes at this time, not sure why. Something about the way you can look at something "ordinary" and make something beautiful out of it that will help that moment live on forever.
Thank you for looking at my paintings today! I hope you like them. My goal is to do about one per week.