Artist James Coignard (1925-2008)

Artist James Coignard was born in Tours, France. Mr. Coignard attended art school in Nice, France and won first place in the 1950 Nice “Arts decorates” art show.

Mr. Coignard has displayed his work in Sweden, Germany, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Israel.

Canyon Fog (shown above) was painted with a Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve beer from the Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Co. Canyon Fog may be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract category under Shop Our Art, clicking on the Canyon Fog image then following the prompts through checkout.

Artist Hans Richter (1988-1976)

Artist Hans Richter was born in Berlin, Germany and held his first exhibition in Munich during 1916. The following year he painted his first abstract work. Two years later, Mr. Richter became a co-founder of the Association of Revolutionary Artists in Zurich, Sweden.

By 1921, Mr. Richter filmed the abstract film entitled “Pythmus 21”. In 1940, Mr. Richter moved to the United States and directed several films before returning to painting in 1958.

Solid Ground 3 (shown above) was painted with a 2013 Oak Grove Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve from Oak Grove Vineyards in Saint Martin, California. Solid Ground 3 may be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract category under Shop Our Art, clicking on the Solid Ground 3 image then following the prompts through checkout.

BeerColors™ Art Now Showing All Month!

BeerColors™ artist, Ron Pomeroy, is showing 20 framed pieces of his BeerColors™ art at Macadam Frame Central (macadamfc@nwframing.com) in Portland for the entire month of June. All are very affordably priced and available for purchase at their site, 6639 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97239.

An artist reception is scheduled for the last Friday evening of June from 7:00-9:00 pm. Drop on by during June, meet the fine people at Macadam Frame Central and buy our unique and funky BeerColors™ art!  You will be glad you did!

Shown above, Savannah Marsh, one of the framed pieces of BeerColors™ art on display/for sale during the month of June at Macadam Frame Central.

Artist Zhang Hongtu (1943-present)

Artist Zhang Hongtu was born in Pinglang, China. He studied in Beijing at the Central Academy of Arts and Crafts and is a co-founder of The Chinese United Overseas Artists Association. Well known for using unusual materials (i.e. MSG, soy sauce, corn, nails, etc.) in his paintings, Mr. Hongtu is also a sculptor and works with ceramics, digital imaging and other forms of artistic expression.

Mr. Hongtu moved to the United States in 1980 and first became famous in 1987 for his portrait of Chairman Mao painted on a Quaker Oats cereal box. A “Political Pop” artist, he painted portraits of Buddha and others during the 1990’s. While initially using acrylics, during the late 1990’s Mr. Hongtu began painting with oils.

Crazy Cubes was painted with a 2016 Summerfest Crisp Lager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and may be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract category under our Shop Our Art section, clicking on the Crazy Cubes image then following the prompts through checkout.

Artist Maurice de Vlaminck (11876-1958)

Artist Maurice de Vlaminck was a French-born artist well known for his use of intense color. Generally perceived as a Fauvist, Mr. de Vlaminck primarily painted with oils on canvas. His 1912 “Village” and “At the Bar” and “Man Smoking Pipe”-both painted in 1900- are amongst his better known works.

Influenced greatly by the works of Van Gogh, the paintings of Mr. de Vlaminck have been highly admired and collected worldwide.

Storm Over the Alps (shown above) was colorfully painted with a Bridgeport Witch Hunt beer from Bridgeport Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon.  Storm Over the Alps may be purchased by going to our Shop Our Art section, selecting the Modern and Abstract category, clicking on the Storm Over the Alps image then following the prompts through checkout.

Did You Know there is a New Quick Link?

Did you know there is a new quick link you can use to buy our BeerColors™ art from your computer or from your mobile phone in addition to buying our art through one of our Shop Our Art categories?

BeerColors™  facebook page has a wall feed on the right side of our website home page. You can click on the quick link for the featured art image and the quote of the day to be directed to the specific image for that day. You can also do so directly from the BeerColors™ facebook page itself. All you do is click on the link, i.e. for “Carpie” Diem (shown above) you would just click on:   http://bit.ly/2qkOLqd

and just proceed to checkout. It’s easy–try it out!!

Artist Milton Avery (1885-1965)

Artist Milton Avery was an American born artist whose first solo exhibition was in 1944. Shown and collected worldwide, Mr. Avery was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 1963. One of his best known works was his “Green Sea”, painted with oils on canvas.

Art critic Hilton Kramer described Mr. Avery as “…without question our greatest colorist…Among his European contemporaries, only Matisse…produced a greater achievement in this respect.”

Nappy Time (shown above) was painted with a Full Sail LTD limited edition lager from Full Sail Brewing Company in Hood River, Oregon. Nappy Time may be purchased by going to our Shop Our Art section, selecting the Modern and Abstract drop down category, clicking on the Nappy Time image then proceeding to checkout.

Artist Julio Larraz (1994-present)

Julio Larraz  was born in Havana, Cuba, moving to the United States in 1961. A sculptor, artist, caricaturist and printmaker, Mr. Larraz has art in collections across the world.

In 1975, Mr. Larraz won the Cintas Foundation Fellowship awarded by the Institute of International Education. Two years later he was awarded the Acquisition Prize Childe Hassam Purchase Exhibition by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City.

Argentina Afternoon 2 (Metal), painted with Altbier from Occidental Brewing Co. in Portland, Oregon, may be purchased by going to the Shop Our Art section, clicking on the Funky Art on Metal category then clicking on the Argentina Afternoon 2 (Metal) image and following the prompts through checkout.

Artist Sarkis Antikajian (1933-present)

Born in 1933 in the Middle East, Sarkis Antikajian immigrated to the United States in 1958. Mr. Antikajian worked for 35 years as a pharmacist then became a professional artist, working in oils, watercolors, pastels and inks. His subject matter varies amongst figurative, landscapes, still life and abstracts but is nearly always lively and quite colorful.

Mr. Antikajian is also a published author and his art can be found in galleries and private collections throughout the world. To view some of his excellent work, his website is: https://sarkisantikajian.com .

Taking Lessons was painted using a Tsunami Export Stout from Pelican Brewing Company in Tillamook, Oregon. Taking Lessons can be purchased by going to Shop Our Art, clicking on the Modern and Abstract category then clicking on the Taking Lessons image and proceeding to checkout.

Just Released: Crocodile and the Banana Tree

Crocodile and the Banana Tree is an homage to Karel Appel and his famous Crocodile Tries to Catch the Sun. Crocodile and the Banana Tree is a funky, colorful, bright, painting intended to bring a smile to your face and a bit of joy into your life every time you look a this whimsical print.

Add Crocodile and the Banana Tree to your other collections of funky BeerColors™ art, such as Giraffe Playing Guitar, and Bird Playing Volleyball to create a cast of joyful characters that will always influence you to have a great mood to start off your day!

Widmer Brothers Okto from Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. and Bridgeport Kingpin from Bridgeport Brewing Company were both used to create this painting.