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New Release: Nomadic

Nomadic is an abstract painting which evokes many different interpretations, the most common and literal being of a caravan winding through and over sand dunes. Nomadic also may be easily seen as representative of our individual, meandering travels through life with our family and friends. Nomadic is available in two sizes, 11 x 14 and 16 x 20.

Nomadic was created using a Kona Longboard beer from Kona Brewing Company in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

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 Bridget Riley (1951- present)

670 Zebra stripes web 300Artist Bridget Riley was born in London and continues to live and work in London and France. A graduate of the Royal College of Art in 1955, Ms. Riley became known for her Op Art black and white stripes around 1960.

Ms. Riley held her first solo exhibition in 1962 and also held a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1965. By the 1980’s, Ms. Riley moved from black and white stripes to shimmering, colorful parallelogram figures. “Shadow Play” was an oil painting from 1990 that was well regarded and representative of her work at that time.

Ms. Riley has displayed her murals at the Tate Gallery, the National Gallery and other venues of note. The highest auction amount paid for her work was $5.1 million dollars for “Chant 2” (1967) in a 2008 auction.

Zebra Stripes was painted with a great tasting Kona Longboard from Kona Brewing Co. in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Zebra Stripes may be purchased by going to our Shop Our Art section, and selecting the Zebra Stripes image under the Modern/Abstract drop down menu then following the prompts.

Artist Aung Myint (1946-present)

670 Zebra stripes web 300Artist Aung Myint was born in 1946. Mr. Myint, a self-taught artist, still lives in Myanmar. After obtaining his psychology degree in 1988, in 1989 Mr. Myint opened the Inya Gallery of Art in Yangon, Myanmar.

Mr. Myint is mostly known for his monochromatic art, such as his “Mother and Child” and “First Love”. He began solo exhibitions in 1994 and by 2010 painted “Five Continents Shattered”-famous for his red “x’s” on canvas punctured surfaces representing bloodshed in various countries. Other famous works from Mr. Myint are his “Scared Faces” and “Two Eyes”, both painted in 2013. Mr. Myint has his work displayed in many prestigious galleries and museums, including the Guggenheim Museum.

Zebra Stripes (shown above) was painted with a refreshing Kona Longboard from Kona Brewing Co. You can purchase Zebra Stripes by going to the Modern/Abstract category in our Shop Our Art drop down menu, clicking on the Zebra Stripes image and following the prompts.

Newest Release: Zebra Stripes!

670 Zebra stripes web 300BeerColors™ is releasing a few new gicle’e prints for sale, the first being Zebra Stripes which will be released later today.

Zebra Stripes is a black and white image that was created to represent a Zebra’s neck and shoulder area when a Zebra bends down (with the thickest white stripes positioned at the left bottom of the painting). The asymetrical nature of the curved white lines, however, allow for this piece to be displayed horizontally, vertically or at any angle of your choosing. Zebra Stripes always “pops” against its background, however it is viewed!

Zebra Stripes (shown above) was painted using one of my favorite beers, Kona Longboard from Kona Brewing Co. in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Zebra Stripes will be found under the Modern/Abstract drop down menu when you go to Shop Our Art. Prices for Zebra Stripes begin at $70.

I’iwi: An Endangered Tropical Bird

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Besides the welcoming nature of the Hawaiian people, the pleasing fragrances of its flowers and the amazingly plush, beautiful scenery, Hawaii has many birds that are unique, beautiful and colorful. The I’iwi is one of those unique and beautiful birds.

Also known as a Scarlet Hawaiian Honeycreeper, the fiery red I’iwi can hover like a hummingbird. Its curved bill is primarily used to drink nectar from the abundant flowers. Unfortunately, I’iwi numbers are dwindling as the colorful I’iwi was listed as vulnerable on the threatened species list in 2008.

Our I’iwi (shown above) was lovingly painted with a Kona Longboard beer, one of our favorite craft beers, from Kona Brewing Co. which is headquartered in  Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Prices for I’iwi start at $70. Enjoy one today!

Saving Sea Turtles

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As you are no doubt aware, sea turtles are majestic creatures which are endangered due to poaching and environmental sea pollution as well as disease. They often suffer from fibropapilloma tumors. The World Turtle Trust (world-turtle-trust.org) is an excellent charitable organization that sprung from the dedication of its founders who began filming documentaries about the endangered Sacred Honu in 1989. The World Turtle Trust has several worldwide projects whose goals are to save sea turtles. BeerColors™ is proud to donate to this organization whose efforts are direct, real and tangible.

To honor the worthwhile efforts of the Trust, we have painted Saving Sea Tutles, using Kona Longboard beer from the Kona Brewing Company, which is headquartered in Hawaii as is the World Turtle Trust. A working copy of our modern art painting depicting a person helping to save a sea turtle is pictured at the left. We expect the gicle’e print version of this painting will be ready by mid-December. We will then offer the print for sale on this site.

Every sale of the Saving Sea Turtles print will result in a donation of 50% of the sales price to the World Turtle Trust as part of our commitment to worthwhile and important environmental causes and responsible charitable organizations. We also urge you to consider donating to the World Turtle Trust as you make your annual charitable gifts.