Everyone Wants to Take a Bite Out of Artist Matt Beyrer
Artist Matt Beyrer has an uncanny knack for drawing depth and beauty out of unexpected places.
So perhaps it’s not surprising that Beyrer’s artistic career began in an unexpected place—on a surfboard.
But he wasn’t inspired by the calm serenity of the surf. It was a terrifying encounter with a hammerhead shark that changed Beyrer’s life forever.
Beyrer tells the unlikely story of how a shark attack transformed him into an artist in this exclusive new video from Park West Gallery.
After studying illustration in college, Beyrer traded in his surfboard for another kind of board. He started painting directly onto wood, incorporating the rough grains and imperfections into his paintings.
According to Beyrer, “The biggest challenge is finding the right piece of wood.”
Fortunately, it seems like the artist has a talent for finding exceptional pieces of wood. His paintings have undeniably taken the art world by storm.
From the beginning, collectors passionately embraced Beyrer’s singular style and he quickly began selling out art auctions around the country. In fact, Beyrer is the first artist in history to completely sell-out 11 Park West VIP auctions in a row.
Park West VIP auctioneer Rob Ducat said, “I struggled to keep the clients in their seats” during Beyrer’s first auction. “The crowd ran to the art.”
Beyrer has called the public response to his art “all very surreal” and “wonderfully humbling.”
He never could have expected, during those scary moments on a surfboard so many years ago, that it would all lead to him becoming one of the most sought-after artists of his generation.
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