VFXBlog.com has posted an interview with former ILM matte painter, currently at Tippett Studio, Kent Matheson. He has worked on such projects as Men In Black II, The Mummy Returns, Star Wars Episode II, The Matrix Revolutions, and the soon to be released Son of the Mask.
In it he discusses his background, how he became a matte painter, the tools he uses and some of his projects like Star Wars Episode II and The Matrix Revolutions. You can read it here:
Many thanks to flyingfox for the heads up.