Katie Gingrass Gallery

Mathew "boo" Hintz

Mathew Hintz started working at Harley-Davidson Motor Company in 1997 as a designer in graduating from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Inspired by the fine lines, glistening chrome and nostalgic beauty of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Mathew Hintz has worked closely with Willie G. Davidson and the Styling team to create moving works of art.

After seeing his gas tank decal work and artwork for rallies such as Sturgis and Daytona, Hintz's friends encouraged him to start painting portraits of the iconic bikes. He now unites his artistic talents and his fervor for Harley-Davidson to provide enthusiasts with a unique piece of artwork

Brush strokes heavily laden with acrylic paint allow Hintz to "sculpt" as he paints, creating a unique three-dimensional sculptural surface. Like the clear coat finish on a motorcycle, the paintings are finished with layer upon layer of glaze for a glossy shine. This distinctive process provides the viewer with a personal feel and emotion unmatched by artwork that is airbrushed or using thinner paints.

Harley-Davidson enthusiasts have a unique passion for their bikes and the culture, and Hintz shares that passion - clearly visible in every stroke of the brush.

A father of four young children and motorcycle enthusiast, Hintz bought a bike that he helped design—the 2004 Custom Vehicle Operation (CVO) Deuce.