About Matt Fussell

Matt is an artist, illustrator, and teacher. He loves sharing his passion for art with others and teaching students. TheVirtualInstructor.com allows him to share his passions with people from all walks of life all over the globe. He is the owner and operator of the site. Matt received his art degree and teacher certification from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2001. He taught a variety of art courses at a public art magnet high school for 10 years before transitioning into an arts administrative role at the district office. In this position, he oversaw the visual arts education program, wrote visual arts curriculum, and provided professional development workshops for art teachers. He also taught a variety of courses at a local art center and managed a summer program for middle and high school students during this time. As an artist, Matt has produced commissioned art for clients both regionally and internationally, worked as an illustrator for a children's clothing company and regional clients, and illustrated a children's book. He now produces art for educational purposes. He has been featured in various publications including Professional Artist magazine and Colored Pencil magazine, participated in live streams produced by Adobe on their Twitch channel, and been featured in various podcasts.