Artist of the Month
The walls of Burlap and Bean are currently
featuring the work of Erika Matyok.
Erika Matyok has had a passion for making big, vibrant drawings and paintings most of her life. “I can remember making a finger-painting of a red rose around the age of 4 or 5". She is no stranger to large-scale painting and has worked on many of the popular murals seen scattered throughout Philadelphia.
Erika Matyok was born and raised in Chester, and now lives in the Media area. She teaches aspiring young artists at elementary schools in Broomall and Newtown Square. Erika also specializes in custom murals, faux finishes, kids’ rooms and hand-painted furniture. She has worked with art organizations such as the Mural Arts Program and the Philadelphia Art Museum. Her work has been featured on the Home and Garden Channel and The Rachael Ray show.
“I feel different every time I complete a work of art. Each piece holds a different meaning, process, or look. It’s a positive, and maybe personal, feeling that comes with completing a work of art,” says Matyok.
If you are interested in displaying artwork, please
email our cultural arts director at