First memories of Matthew Cornell are traveling by car across the United States, trips which profoundly affected his way of seeing and representing landscape and nature. Cornell’s current work is small in scale, rich in detail, emotionally evocative. Cornell’s personal experience of the quiet suburban streets he depicts imbues his paintings with a sense of intimacy. The moody canvases are illuminated by pools of light surrounding a single streetlamp, and punctuated by the glow of windows of darkened houses. Cornell continues to explore his relationship to nature through his art.