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Matt Willey

in Asheville United States

Throughout his twenty-four year career of painting murals, Matthew Willey has brought original, one-of-a-kind beauty to the walls of homes and businesses throughout the US. By combining the abilities of designer, scenic artist and painter, the murals seem to grow, one stroke, one texture at a time, as he weaves the walls through his imagination.

Currently, Matthew is hand-painting 50,000 honeybees- the number in a healthy, thriving hive- in a series of 40-50 murals around the world to raise awareness about their struggle, and celebrate their incredible behaviors. An experience with one, tiny, honeybee has grown into an initiative about the power of connection.

Matthew’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Veranda Magazine, Interior Design Magazine and many other publications.

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The Good of the Hive

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

Artist Matthew Willey is on a mission to hand-paint 50,000 honeybees in 40-50 murals around the world. The goal is to raise awareness about their current struggles by using his art and imagination to celebrate their incredible behaviors.

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Asheville @ The Grove House
May 20, 2016