Matthew Trueman grew up in the suburbs of London’s Masonville district. He had a very typical childhood and after high school and began to follow the career path of his father, to study engineering. "Perhaps afraid of the startling linearity of my life, I decided to make a U-turn halfway through college. I changed my career, friends, viewpoints, and enrolled at Western to study Visual Arts and Psychology. Unfortunately an Arts degree doesn’t open many doors in the job market. Thankfully I was able to fall back in the engineering field which allowed me the time and income to develop as an artist. After years working in an environment eerily similar to the movie Office Space, I was ready to jump ship again and give being a full time artist a shot."