About MatT


Matt Jones has lived an amazing life. Between the experience of launching a handful of successful ventures, Matt has taken the time to navigate the globe in search of adventure. Traveling to the most remote regions in the world, throughout over 70 countries, one can only imagine how the experience has shaped his views, as an artist.

As an abstract expressionist painter, Matt’s work is vibrant, expressive and huge! Matt has often been referred to as a modern day Jackson Pollock. Being the consummate entrepreneur, Matt is also the founder of a highly successful Internet nutrition company and a truly wonderful local grassroots charity.

In addition to rescuing men from sharks, driving zodiacs through the center of icebergs the size of Seattle and having a cat with his own website, Matt has lived life as an entertainer, writer, photographer, humanitarian, adventurer, entrepreneur & executive.

Matt is the son of Don Jones, the internationally known engineer, inventor and designer of M&H Racemaster Tires, M&H was recently honored by Hot Rod Magazine as one of the 10 most significant speed parts of drag racing history.

As the founder of MashedPotatoes.org, Matt has a driven desire to help feed the world and has donated nearly a million pounds of potatoes to benefit Northwest Harvest

MashedPotatoes.org is a grassroots organization that puts the f-u-n in fundraising, by turning Matt’s private gallery into a free evening of art, music, and hors d’oeuvres among some of Seattle’s hippest movers and shakers. Where does it happen? At
Gasworks Gallery!

Matt’s latest creation is Paint Dancing! Starting from a idea while painting and dancing with a close friend, Paint Dancing has now grow to NYC, LA, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago and a dozen other major cities. Paint Dancing events support local food banks around the US.

Featured on Evening Magazine, NWCN, King 5 and Kong 6 News, The Seattle Channel, Q13, Conscious Talk and KOMO Radio and in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine,  Seattle PI, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Weekly, Baltimore Sun and much more. Matt Jones and MashedPotatoes.org are noted for their tremendous contributions to Seattle’s food shelters. As Matt puts it, “Mashed potatoes are the king of comfort food. The top of the food chain of cool.”

“Matt Jones is one of the hottest artists on the planet!  I suggest you buy one of his paintings before the price jumps dramatically. I have two!”

J’Amy Owen - Internationally renowned branding expert.

“I met Matt on one of my first expeditions to Antarctica. Matt’s paintings are just like Matt. fresh, exciting and fun!”

Art Wolfe - Adventure TV show host and world-renowned photographer.

“What do you get when you give a bunch of people some paint and turn up the music? Well, it’s of course, Paint Dancing” Video

John Curley - Evening Magazine host

Dr Larry Iverson - Fortune 500 keynote speaker and motivational trainer.

Brenda Michaels & Rob Spears Conscious Talk, national radio program

Josephine Cheng - City Stream host

“90k lbs of spuds Matt, how do you do it?” video

Jean Enerson - King 5 News

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

Seeds of Compassion

Amy Besunder - Real Change

Kristin Dizon - Seattle PI

Tony Ventrella - The Seattle Channel