Brinston Art Blog

“I Wish I Were Me”

“I Wish I Were Me” is an ongoing series that captures subjects looking at themselves & seeing what they are capable of becoming. Everyone has looked at themselves, who they are inside & out & know that it is not who God created them to be. Everyone wants to improve, everyone wants to be who they wish they were. “I Wish I Were Me” is a bout looking into yourself, seeing a better you & becoming exactly that.


“I Wish I Were Me” 48″x60″



“I Wish I Were Me II” 48″x36″


Working on “I Wish I Were Me”

documented by:

Will Von Bolton



“I Wish I Were Me” sketch





“So Well Unknown – ‘I Wish I Were Me III'” 48″x36″


documented by:

Will Von Bolton

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“I Wish I Were Me” sketch

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“A Battle A Transformation”

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  • A Battle, A Transformation” is a series of mixed media paintings on hand-built canvas, wood & longboards. The series deals with the process of making a positive transformation in ones life. Transforming from a negative & sinful life & focusing on making the positive transformation that needs to be made to make your life a beaming example of how Christ lived & how we should all live. In the series the swans & bulls play the roles of the positive & negative. The bulls represent the negativity that life is filled with creating trials & battles fighting against a positive change. The swans represent the positive change. Most of the swans in the series have a flexing arm & balled fist, this represents how the positive transformation has to fight many times harder than the negative battle to overcome & in the end become victorious.
    ComingTo&LettingLoose“Coming To & Letting Loose” 54″x72″
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    “Fight” 48″x60″
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  • “One Last Give” 48″x36″
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  • “Transformed” 48″x48″
  • “Naked In Need” 48″x48″
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  • “Blu Bull” 24″x24″
  • PinkBull“Pink Bull” 24″x24″
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“Catherine’s Deception” Goebel/Brinston Collaboration at The Wild Detectives



Brinston had the pleasure of collaborating with an author named Luke B. Goebel at The Wild Detectives in the beautiful Bishop Arts District. Mister Goebel read from his novel “Fourteen Stories. None of Them Are Yours” as Brinston live painted the scene that came to his head inspired by Goebel’s narrating. This is only the first of many collaborations to come from the two artists.
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THRWD Interview – March 2015

This is your last week to view Matthew Brinston’s exhibition of struggle, transformation, and beauty at Mokah Gallery. Originally, Matthew came into the Dallas scene as a member of Fever Dreamer, an alt-rock band signed to Sumerian Records, but after a near-fatal motorcycle accident, his life was transformed.

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Blitz Weekly – “Art Saved His life”

By Sarah Badran

Life always has an interesting way of showing you what you were destined to do. In Dallas born and bred visual artist, Matthew Brinston’s case it was being tossed from the back of a friend’s motorcycle straight into downtown Dallas’ Dart rail station and surviving this near death experience that turned his life another direction.

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DFW Style Daily Interview – March 2015

Dallas Artist Matthew Brinston Inspires Transformation Through Art, Life & Tragic Experiences

Matthew Brinston is known for his hair. Not in the wavy, sultry, Herbal Essences kind of way either. His half-shaven style is artfully on display, intentionally revealing a scar that resulted from a near fatal accident he survived in 2013. Serving as more than just the typical conversation starter, the scar stamps his purpose.

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