Artist Mary Heilmann (1940- present)

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­Artist Mary Heilmann is an abstract expressionist who uses oils on canvas to often paint wavy-style geometric painting,s which are usually quite large. A 1967 graduate of the University of California, in 1968 Ms. Heilmann moved to New York City. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1977 and honored by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2012. Two of her more well-known paintings include Save the Last Dance for Me (1979), and Surfing on Acid (2005)

Solid Ground 3 (shown at left) was painted with a very tasty 2013 Oak Grove Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve wine from Oak Grove Vineyards in Saint Martin, California. Solid Ground 3 may be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract category of the Shop Our Art drop down menu then clicking on the Solid Ground 3 image and following the prompts.

Artist: Anselm Reyle (1970- present)

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Artist Anselm Reyle was born in 1970 in Germany and is known for his use of colored foil, acrylics, paste, auto lacquer and garbage in his abstract paintings. His “foil paintings” and African sculptures cast in bronze, chromed and lacquered have been well received. His 2007 work known as “Harmony” is one of his better known works.

Reyle’s work is found in many notable collections, including The Saatchi Gallery in London and the Damlier Collection. In 2004 one of his abstract paintings auctioned for $600,000 at Christies.  Mr. Reyle has taken a sabbatical recently and has not produced commercial work for the last few years.

Strokes 4 (Metal)-shown above) is one of our versions of Strokes, which we painted with Deschutes River Ale. It is available by custom order through this website. If interested, please specify desired size  when leaving your message in the Comments section.

Artist Billy Childish (1959- present)

Contours in Blue and Green j 2 26 16Artist Billy Childish was born and continues to live in Chatham, United Kingdom. A person with eclectic interests and an anti-authoritarian streak, Mr. Childish dropped out of school at age 16. Mr. Childish has recorded six solo L.P’s and many albums with over a dozen groups with which he founded or co-founded. He is also a published poet, with over 40 published  collections, a filmmaker, author and artist.

Amongst the art created by Mr. Childish are his “Figure in Blue” and his 1996 oil, “Drinker”. An eccentric, Mr. Childish co-founded the “Stuckism” art movement in 1999 and is credited with founding the 2008 “British Art Resistance”. A truly unique artist, no doubt Mr. Childish will continue to have influence in the art world for many years to come.

Contours in Blue and Green (shown above) was painted using a Pendleton Blended Canadian Whiskey from Hood River Distilling in Hood River, Oregon. Contours in Blue and Green may be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract drop down category under Shop Our Art then clicking on the Contours in Blue and Green image and following the prompts through checkout.

Today is International Artists Day

french clown CC web1000International Artists Day honors creative souls who leave a record for the future. Anguish and joy of the human soul is portrayed through haunting tones of a melody, violence and fury caught in a photograph, or the serene gaze of a statue staring off into eternity, according to Days of the Year (www.daysoftheyear.com).

International Artists Day was founded by Chris MacClure, a Canadian artist, who created this day to bring recognition to art and to celebrate all the ways artists bring their view of life to the world.

French Clown (shown above) came completely from the imagination. French Clown depicts a funky, cheerful and mustachioed clown holding balloons and celebrating life (“joie de vivre”) through symbolic imagery, vibrant and uplifting colors.

French Clown was painted using a very good New Belgium Rolle Bolle from New Belgium Brewing Co. in Ft. Collins, Colorado. French Clown may be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract drop down category under Shop Our Art then clicking on the French Clown image and following the prompts through checkout.

Bird Playing Volleyball is Available

bird volleyball CC web1000This colorful Bird Playing Volleyball painting combined enjoyment of birds, sports and the influence of Karel Appel’s works with an innate sense of the ridiculous. Allowing oneself to imagine what a playful bird would do for recreation, given human choices, resulted in this portrayal of an athletic bird enjoying a game of volleyball. Thinking outside of the box allowed permission for such funky frivolity.

Bird Playing Volleyball (shown above) was painted using a very good Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. Bird Playing Volleyball may be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract drop down category under Shop Our Art then clicking on the Bird Playing Volleyball image and following the prompts through checkout.

Brown Bouquet (Metal) Available

Bouquet j 10 16 15Brown Bouquet (Metal) is an original modern ‘Pop Art’ style of painting from our Funky Shapes Series- a group of original modern art emphasizing vivid shapes and contemporary images of an abstract nature. Brown Bouquet (Metal) is one of several popular color variations of Bouquet (Metal). You can almost smell the flowers in this painting. The funky spirit of Brown Bouquet (Metal) will always make you smile!

Brown Bouquet (Metal)-(shown above)was painted using a very good Deschutes River Ale from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. Brown Bouquet (Metal) may be purchased by going to the Funky Art on Metal drop down category under Shop Our Art then clicking on the Brown Bouquet (Metal) image and following the prompts through checkout.

Artist Anoka Faruquee (1972- present)

670 Zebra stripes web 300Artist Anoka Faruquee, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, earned her M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art in 1997 and her B.A., Painting from Yale University in 1994. She is currently an associate professor of graduate school painting and printmaking at Yale. Ms. Faruquee has previously held positions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Cal Arts, where she was Co-Director of the ArtProgram.

Anoka Faruqee’s work has been exhibited in the US and abroad at venues including: MoMA/PS1, Queens, NY; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR; and Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, among others. Ms. Faruqee recently curated the major exhibition Search Versus Re-Search: Josef Albers, Artist and Educator, and directed a short film about Albers’ art and teaching, for the Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Gallery.

The art of Ms. Faruquee has been described as oscillation “…between the handmade and the machine-like..” that makes her works “…compelling…rather than simply visual novelties…” (reviewer Karen Rapp). You can view her work at http://anokafaruquee.com.

Zebra Stripes (shown above) was painted with a fine tasting Kona Longboard beer from Kona Brewing Co. in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Zebra Stripes can be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract category in the Shop Our Art drop down menu, clicking on the Zebra Stripes image and following the prompts.

Artist Karel Appel (1921-2006)

Crocodile and the Banana Tree j PS from 608 Crockodile Playing Water Polo 5 25 16-1-1Karel Appel was a well known Dutch painter, sculptor and poet. He began painting at age 14. His first art show was held in 1946. Mr. Appel moved to Paris from The Netherlands in 1950 and later resided in New York and Florence.

Mr. Appel’s abstract expressionistic art has gained much recognition.His oil on canvas The Crocodile Tries to Catch the Sun (1956)is  perhaps his most well known work. This piece, measuring 571/4″x441/2″, is held in the Venice, Italy Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Crocodile and the Banana Tree (shown above) was painted with a very good Widmer Brothers Okto from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. and with a very good Bridgeport Kingpin from Bridgeport Brewing Company, both breweries from Portland, Oregon.

Crocodile and the Banana Tree was influenced by Appel’s style and is available for purchase by going to Shop Our Art, clicking on the Modern and Abstract category then on the Crocodile and the Banana Tree image then following the prompts through checkout.

Artist Bill Scott (1956- present)

638 palm trees in storm web1000Artist Bill Scott is an abstract expressionist born in 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His work is well known for its vitality, large scale, saturated colors and abstract nature. Mr. Scott paints with a palette knife and is quite highly textured. A “Philadelphia modernist”, Mr. Scott attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His work is greatly admired by this artist, including one of his signature pieces, “Summers Firecracker Thud”.

Palm Trees in a Storm (shown at left) was painted with a tasty Firestone Double Barrel Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Paso Robles, California. Palm Trees in a Storm may be purchased by going to our Shop Our Art section, clicking on the Modern and Abstract drop down menu then on the Palm Trees in a Storm image. Then just follow the prompts through checkout.

Kaiser Sunnyside Show Ends Soon

Taos 16X20The exhibit of 10 pieces of BeerColors™ solarized art, created by Ron Pomeroy, currently showing at the Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital Gallery (behind the cafeteria) ends on October 6, 2016. The exhibit, sponsored by the Clackamas County Arts Alliance Artist Exhibit Program, (www.clackamasartsalliance.org) began in early July. This is the second year Mr. Pomeroy has displayed his BeerColors™ art through this program which exhibits in approximately 20 public venues throughout Clackamas County, Oregon.

Taos (shown above) is a part of the CCAA exhibition. Taos was created using a Shock Top Belgian White from Shock Top Brewing in St. Louis, Missouri. After the painting was created, a solarized photograph of the piece was then taken. We thank Sue Allen and the rest of the folks at the Clackamas County Arts Alliance for providing this great program which allows relatively new artists to publicly showcase their work!