Shannon Lee – Bruce Lee Foundation
“Matteo joined us at the Bruce Lee Foundation 75th Anniversary celebration for Bruce Lee in Hong Kong. As a fan of Bruce Lee himself, Matteo was exceptionally enthusiastic and his energy was palpable. His performance was a highlight of the evening and the audience was delighted. We were all very grateful for the effort he extended in traveling to particpate, and we thank Hublot as well for sponsoring his performance for our organization.”
Shannon Lee – Bruce Lee Foundation
Matteo Charles is perhaps one of the most talented and generous artists I have met. Who creates a master piece in front of a live audience that amazes a crowd like no other? Who puts so much energy and passion into his work that it literally leaps off the canvass? Matteo Charles does … and we will be forever dazzled and amazed by his performance. He has a compassionate heart and gifted artistic ability
Margo Ward – Founder and C.E.O – Kids Xpress
Had so much fun performing #comehomewithme on #xfactorau tonight! Thanks to @matteocharles for the speedy art and to @redfoo @daniiminogue @natbassingthwaite and @rokeating for having me back #madnesstour
Guy Sebastian – X Factor Australia
Matteo’s stunning painting came to life in front of our guests and was certainly a talking point of the event. It was then sold in the Live Auction and helped raise money for Crohn’s & Colitis Australia. Matteo was very thorough in his preparations for the event and took the utmost care when setting up, painting and packing up. It was great to have Matteo part of the inaugural Melbourne Silver Lining Lunch
Lauren MannFundraising & Events Coordinator – Crohn’s & Colitis Australia™
``In July 2014, Matteo Charles Inspirational Artist performed on Channel 9's The Footy Show (NRL) and produced portraits of three rugby league legends - Andrew Johns, Paul 'The Chief' Harragon, and Danny Buderus. Matteo donated these artworks to the RiseForAlex Fund to help raise much needed funds for Alex McKinnon, a Newcastle Knights rugby league player who suffered a devastating spinal injury following an on-field tackle. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Matteo and, on behalf of the RiseForAlex Fund we thank him for his generous donation.
Wendy Carmichael, Director, RiseForAlex Fund (www.RiseForAlex.org.au)
Matteo Charles Inspirational Artist performed at our VIP Preview Event for the new Porsche Macan. He was a pleasure to work with and his artwork and performance really entertained
Alexandra Bromley – Porsche Centre Willoughby
Every year Laminex supports Variety – the childrens charity, through an annual golf day which we have raised just under $300k in our first 7 years. Largely thankful for our customers, sponsors & people like Matteo Charles, who are passionate about helping others, particularly the children that are less fortunate in our communities & been able to create a visual & different type of product that we could use as auction items that what we have had in previous years. Through his help for this year’s event, Matteo created a 3 minute video on the auction items that we presented on the day of noted sporting icons such as Tiger Woods, Roger Federer & ‘Rocky Balboa’ which came out fantastically & was a great selling point for the auction
Richard Gee – Inventory, Supply, Demand & Project Manager Laminex
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
Matteo is a lovely person who has helped spread the TOMS story over the last year. He is an exceptional artist whose art inspires everyone to reflect on how they are using their skills for positive outcomes. His amazing story and commitment to make the world a better place is truly inspiring and it is always a joy to spend time with him.
Sole Saver – Managing Director
Australia & New Zealand