Matt Weaver's Hand Painted Tote

I got my eye on Matt Weaver. The more I see his handiwork, (the sophisticated leather and canvas bags from his shop, Andover Trask) follow his Instagram account and see sneak peaks of his lovely home, the more I realize this is a supremely talented and meticulous artist with a keen eye for design. 

Gifted at drawing, Matt decided to hand paint a couple of tote bags himself. Matt, "The process is simple. I cut a piece of canvas to the size of the body of a bag, use painters tape (which is the yellow you see in photos) to create some margins for the painting, and then I free hand the design. After the paint dries and is set (the paint is laundry safe), I finish the construction of the bag." 

The final construction includes the addition of Horween leather straps and hand hammered rivets. Matt created the X bag too, and both bags quickly sold for @ $85 each. I think he's on to something...

Peruse Matt's shop to see all of his beautifully constructed bags. And keep an eye out for more hand painted canvas creations to pop up in his shop when the inspiration strikes. You just gotta be quick, they won't last long... 

 

Photos: Matt Weaver       Content: Sweet Peach