Guest Artist

Matt Reel

Matt Reel recently finished a staggering 8-year apprenticeship in Japan with master Shinji Suzuki. He returned to the US in 2014 and is known for his broad expertise in a wide range of conifers and deciduous trees, as well as his knowledge of bonsai pots and bonsai display aesthetics. Matt Reel is increasingly in demand as a presenter, due to his highly-refined styling of trees, combined with his appealing manner. His work on a large juniper was featured in the January 2015 issue of the Japanese bonsai magazine, Kinbon. He was also featured in the November issue.

In 2016 he was the featured artist at Generation Bonsai with Walter Pall in Germany. And in 2017 he was our featured guest for the 47th Annual Bonsai Exhibit.