Tabora Gallery Haleiwa, Oahu

66-160 Kamehameha Hwy

Haleiwa HI 96712

(808) 637-7881 


Tabora Gallery Waikiki, Oahu


2330 Kalakaua Ave (2nd Floor)

Honolulu, HI 96815

Tabora Gallery Lihue, Kauai


3610 Rice Street

Lihue, Hawaii 96766


For over 30 years it’s been my dream to utilize movement as a vehicle to express feelings and ideas. Enabling them to develop and change over time.

Movement and time largely define our reality. Harnessing this dimension allows me to express in a way that’s characteristic of the way we perceive our world around us.

My goal is to create living, evolving work that stirs the imagination.



Lahaina Galleries – Wailea, Maui

3750 Wailea Alanui #A23 

The Shops At Wailea, Maui, HI 96761

(808) 874-8583

(808) 661-4339 


Tabora Gallery - Lahaina, Maui

736 Front Street

Lahaina HI 96762


From the age of five, Steve Matson was taught to draw and paint by his mother, who was an accomplished artist. From his early beginnings as an illustrator, to painting amazing environments in award-winning Hollywood films. Steve has always looked to redefine what’s possible in art.

For over 30 years it has been his goal to bring his paintings to life, organically and without compromise. He would have to wait 25 years for technology to mature to the point where he could achieve that goal.

Through this waiting period he was not idle, he has had an award winning career creating matte paintings for movies. Films as: Life of Pi (Academy Award for Best Visual Effects 2013), Polar Express, Star Wars EP3, Superman, The Chronicles of Narnia, Surfs Up, Beowulf, 300 and many others. 

In 2010 he created his first Moving Painting, achieving his life-long goal. Since then his life hasn’t been the same. With each new work, he continually pushes the boundaries of this seemingly unlimited new medium.

Steve is now permanently represented by eight galleries in the US and has hundreds of collectors all over the globe.

Click to see of Steve’s Movie work.


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