Dear Matteo, Many thanks for the canvas painting. It’s a wonderful likeness and my family and I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Matteo joined us at the Bruce Lee Foundation 75th Anniversary Celebration for Bruce lee in Hong Kong. His performance was a highlight of the evening and the audience was delighted
Shannon Lee – Director Bruce Lee Foundation
Matteo Charles is an extraordinary artist but a more extraordinary person. I’m an Emmy winning producer of children's content and for thirty+ years, I have run the largest independent animation studio in the U.S. I regularly meet very talented artists. I put Matteo amongst the very top. More importantly, he is a man of exceptional character who I have had the privilege to get to know personally. I can’t possibly recommend him enough.
I had the privilege of meeting Matteo Charles this year at the 10X Growth Conference in Las Vegas, where we were both featured presenters at the event.
Matteo is not only a brilliant and gifted artist, he is immeasurably kind, generous, and a man of his word.
I was honored beyond belief when I received a surprise portrait that Matteo painted of me. A tremendous gift from one of the great artists of our time.
His warmth and personality make him instantly likable, and I am grateful to know him.
Tim S. Grover CEO ATTACK Athletics, Inc
I recently had the pleasure of seeing Matteo Charles perform in Monte Carlo at the 2018 Grand Prix. It was such an entertaining performance and his talent and energy were captivating. I was so impressed with his pieces that I purchased 3 for my own personal art collection. Matteo is a true professional who takes great pride in his work
Phil Mehrten – Mehrten Investment Group
The Arnotts Foundation was recently fortunate enough to have Matteo Charles perform for us at our annual Arnotts Foundation Gala Ball, at Star City Casino in February 2016. In a room of 700, Matteo’s performance captivated the audience from beginning to end and the final result we couldn’t be happier with- auctioning off the piece to help raise much needed money for Camp Quality.
On behalf of the Arnotts Foundation and Camp Quality- Thank you Matteo for such a wonderful and unique performance.
Megan Rowe Vendor Management Coordinator
You’re a hell of an artist
John Paul DeJoria
Billionaire and founder of Patron Spirits company
The above named is a gifted Australian artist.
He has a skill in getting a likeness of his subject and then converting that likeness on to canvas with paint and colouring.
He did this for me on a charitable occasion where funds were being raised to support the cause of HIV treatment and care.
He works very fast; has obviously put a lot of thought into the enterprise; and in a few minutes he had created a likeness of me that delighted the audience. The portrait was quickly auctioned and sold off for a substantial sum. That sum went to the AIDS charity.
Naturally, I thought that I looked better than the image that Matteo created. But discerning people at the event, with better eyesight than my own, affirmed the view of the purchaser that the portrait was accurate and interesting.
I believe that Matteo Charles will go far. Judy Cassab, the famous Australian portraitist, who once executed a portrait of me now hanging in the Law School of the University of Sydney, told me that getting a likeness is the greatest challenge in portraiture. Matteo Charles has faced that challenge and demonstrated his considerable artistic gifts
The Hon. Michael D. Kirby AC CMG