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Hi I'm Matthew Harward

I'm a husband, father, illustrator/fine artist and art teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Im a husband, a father, an art teacher and artist. i enjoy hanging with the wifee and helping the kids with their school projects. ive been married to my wife kiersty for 17 years and have six awesome kids ranging from ages 21 to 7. i always try to draw and have my sketchbook with me almost where ever i go. recently ive been creating imaginary animals and enjoy fantasy and sci fi art. i plan on painting a series of paintings based on the savior. heinrich bloch is awsome along with sargent, sparth, vyle, william stout, and others... used to skateboard but not for a while now. i now have a fix gear bicycle.

Why I am a Mormon

im a mormon because i choose to be. i grew up in the church and questioned it but it wasnt worth it. nothing in the world is worth focusing on more than my family and the gospel. my testimony has grown over the past 17 years. life is great when following the gospel, when not its not so good. try it out and see. test it and see. i promise you will be happier if you follow the gospel of Jesus Christ. i know we need to say our prayers, read our scriptures, and choose to have a positive attitude (the simple stuff). choose to see the good in life and dont focus on the negative. my relationship to my Heavenly Father and my family are becoming more and more important to me as i focus on them...

How I live my faith

im an art teacher at huntington beach high school. im also a primary teacher for the valiant eights with my wife. its really cool because they're into the scriptures and have a thirst for knowledge of spiritual things. i try to involve the community in art shows at the high school that create a family atmosphere. high school kids are awesome because of their energy and zest for life. they also want to learn and be mentored. im a home teacher and visit two families in my church with my son to see how they're doing. there's not much time for me to volunteer in the community but i do donate blood every so often. my kids keep me busy. I want to get to know my neighbors better and invite my friends to activities. I try to be a good example to everyone i meet by being a good person.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Matthew Harward
my wife and i work together to create a spiritual, fun, loving atmosphere in our home. shes better at the finances, scheduling and organization. i've learned a lot from her over the years. we work together in providing spirituality in the home by having family home evening and family prayer and scriptures. i provide for the family by as a full time art teacher and freelance illustrator/artist. we definitely teach our kids to work and be responsible. i would not be complete without her. Show more Show less