Melissa Matthews (MAM) is a twenty-something successful artist and entrepreneur from Brooklyn, NY. Having traveled the world and currently splitting her time between the Eastern Coast of United States and Trinidad & Tobago in the West Indies, Matthews is an artistic and adventurous soul.
Coining the term "Artpreneur," Matthews has run her sole-proprietorship Mamltdart Brand since 2004. A multifaceted creative professional in her own right, her company provides everything from mixed media fine art work to arts consulting and everything in between.
Having witnessed and experienced both the positive and negative sides of the art industry, Matthews is passionate about helping other creatives navigate the choppy waters with her Artpreneur's Guide to Pigging Out ebook series and forthcoming workshop series of the same name.
The Artpreneur’s Guide to Pigging Out: Storing Some Fat to Survive the Famine Before Your Feast is Melissa A. Matthews (MAM)’s first full guide on surviving the world of the arts. Sole proprietor of a catch-all art business for 9 years, She has seen and experienced plenty. This compilation of anecdotes, solid advice, and hi-jinx builds the confidence of artists and non artists in business.