Matthew Allen is a surfer and artist from Southern California. He started out at Surfer Magazine and spent time as the Art Director there while working on my clothing line The Ryde. The Ryde has come and gone, so now he spends his days as an artist, illustrator and photographer. His work has been featured in numerous publications both in print and online, having worked with companies such as Ford Motor Company, Surfer Magazine, Anaheim Ducks, and Pottery Barn to name a few. He have shown and sold his art and photography worldwide.