About Me


   The Schulz Gallery was established in 2002, showcasing the Landscapes, Wildlife, Sporting and Nautical Art of Matthew M. Schulz.
It is an exclusive venue of dedicated wall space featuring upwards of twenty plus original oil paintings in a setting that allows patrons to interact directly with the artist, in some cases, while he works. 

"I'm a people person.  I enjoy answering questions and chatting with everyone, whether they are collectors, designers or someone who has never been into a gallery. Being approachable and sharing knowlegde is an important aspect to creating an informed customer base."  
-Matthew M. Schulz 

   Matthew M. Schulz's love for the outdoors began at an early age venturing afield with his Grandfather, John B. Farrington(1925-2008) on the salt marshes in Barnstable and the woods of Maine.  These experiences became the genesis for what would become a love affair with painting. "I was always interested in Color and Light, even as a child and I believe that it was my Mother who first recognized and helped cultivate my love for both."

Painting, which began with a narrow focus of Wildlife Art and Duck Stamps evolved into an ever broadening passion.  Matthew cites the 19th Century artists Frederick E. Chuirch, Albert Bierstadt and Winslow Homer as being very influential, as well as contemporary artists Robert Bateman, Andrew Wyeth, John Stobart, Paco Young,  Robert Douglas Hunter.  Interestingly enough, the only other artist in the family is Matthew's 4x Grand Uncle, 19th Century Artist  Clement Drew (1806-1889) 

 "Of course, every New Englander knows Andrew Wyeth's 'Christina's World' and to a lesser extent Wyeth at Kuerner's, but it wasn't until I was sitting in a mandatory Art History class, that I became more interested in the Landscape.  While the University of New Hampshire had a great studio program, training students classically from the human figure, I found myself bored with this subject matter. So, I started flipping through the pages of the Artists' Magazine and came across an advertisement for The Beartooth School of Art. This School offered a five day course in Montana, painting en Plein Aire on the Boulder River with Paco Young(owner of BSA with his wife Toni) and a Wildlife Art course with John Seerey -Lester.  I talked it over with my parents and flew out in May of '99 for what would become my first of several artist workshops.  I laugh about it now, as I was completely unprepared for what I was about to experience.  It was mentally taxing to leave the comfort of classroom figurative painting in a University setting and jump into Plein Aire work outdoors subject to rapidly changing light and the elements."
Matthew graduated from the University of New Hampshire, 2001, BA in Studio Art concentrating in Painting and Printmaking.  His paintings have won numerous awards, including the 2007 Massachusetts Waterfowl Stamp and the Will Barnet Award for Landscape, at the "Big Picture Show", Salmagundi Club in 2010. He's been featured in American Art Collector Magazine, Cape Cod Life, the Artists' Magazine and has exhibited in International juried shows such as Birds In Art, Leigh Yawkey-Woodson Museum. His painting "Evening Amber", a gift by Christopher Samuel Hyland, is part of the permanent collection at the Cape Cod Museum of Art and was featured in an unveiling reception at the Bank of America-Hunter Gallery.  He's an artist member of Oil Painters of America and the Salmagundi Club, NY, NY since 2007.


​​Notable Awards and Exhibitions 

2018   Salmagundi Club, "Day and Night Show", "Indian Summer"
2016   The Bennington, "Wildscapes" , "The Light Between Tides", curated by Donald Demers
2016  Jimmy Fund Joe Cronin Bluefish Tournament, Featured Painting, Great Egret
2015  The Bennington, Salmagundi Club Members at the Benington, "The Great Marshes"

​​2015  Salmagundi Club, Annual Members Show, Arthur T. Hill Memorial Award for Landscape, "Hudson Reflections"
2014  Lyme Art Association, Featured Guest Artist, "Deck the Walls" 
2014  Pops By The Sea Artist, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod  "Heritage Under the Sun"
2014  Salmagundi Club, Annual Members Show, Arthur T. Hill Memorial Award for Landscape "Evening Egret"​
2013  Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea, Deborah Forman, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd
 ​​2013  Honorable Mention the Artists' Magazine, "Evening Egret"
2012   Featured in Hyland Magazine, "Tidal Routes", Edition 8, Christopher S. Hyland ​
2011  "Chasing the Light: Landscapes, Wildlife and Sporting Art", solo show, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA, August 4- September 4

2011  Lyman Allyn Art Museum, "The Subject is Light", Henry and Sharon Martin Collection, "Towers Aglow", March 18- August 22, 2011
2010  Cape Cod Museum of Art, "The Subject is Light", Henry and Sharon Martin Collection, "Towers Aglow" , August 21- November 7, 2010
2010   The Will Barnet Award for Landscape, the Big Picture Show, the Salmagundi Club, "Getting Along Towards Sunset"
2010 "Evening Amber" Gift of Christopher Samuel Hyland, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA

2009 Salmagundi Club, Annual Members Show, Arthur T Hill Memorial Award for Landscape, "With the Coming Light"
2009  Figawi Race Weekend Cover Artist, "Blue Water Return"
2009  Modern Marine Masters Exhibition, The Maritime Gallery, Mystic Connecticut, "Getting Along Towards Sunset"

2008  The International, The Maritime Gallery, Mystic Connecticut, "August Anthem"
2008  Salmagundi Club, Annual Members Exhibition, Arthur T. Hill Memorial Award for Landscape, "Changing in the Light"
2007  Birds In Art, Leigh Yawkey-Woodson Museum, "August Anthem"
2006  Massachusetts Waterfowl Stamp Competition Winner "Truro Goldeneye"
2005  Massachusetts Waterfowl Stamp Competition 3rd Place, "Tin Winged Plover"