Matt’s childhood in Union, Maine was spent listening to the sounds of the pond near his house, playing in the mud, exploring the rocky coast and tide pools, and hiding in the deep woods. Everywhere he roamed he found things to inspire his imagination.
Matt graduated from Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro, ME and then the University of the Arts in Illustration and Design in 2001. His first published book ANTS: Another Nice Tasty Sweet, was published in Hebrew and English. Watier’s illustrations have won both online awards (on DeviantArt.com) and have been hung in various gallery shows throughout the East Coast. Watier now works in web illustration and design in the Washington, DC metro region. For more information, visit: my blog.
Matt now lives in Rockville, MD but goes home to Maine multiple times a year to rediscover beauty, magic, and happiness. Matt felt inspired to capture some of Maine’s beauty and mystery in a children’s book for all to enjoy, and he is proud to present his newest book, The Secret Magicks of Maine.