Art: Near and Beer to our Hearts

If you’re like me, you’re spending a lot of time on social media these days (though I’m down 17% from last week, so I am clawing my way toward the surface of the rabbit hole that is The Internet). So maybe you noticed yesterday was National Beer Day. I mean, yes, every day looks like National Beer Day if you look at my Facebook or Instagram feed, but what the heck else are people supposed to do, if not enjoy a beer or two while quarantined? I’m doing the same thing with dessert. 

When I poked around a bit, I found lots of beer-related art. There were the pieces I expected, that use cans, or pieces of cans to create some pretty amazing stuff. But my favorite pieces, were the ones that use beer in more unexpected ways. For instance, Karen Eland makes beautiful paintings using only beer and water! (Or coffee and water, but that’s a post for another day.) Look at the incredible detail in this:

“A Rummy Shipwreck” Maybe the captain had enjoyed a few beers?

Isn’t it gorgeous? I love the old-timey color the beer makes. I think it’s creative and stunning. You should check out more of her work at You won’t be sorry! Plus, I know you have some time on your hands.

Naart, a French duo, uses bottles instead of cans (swanky!) as paint brushes, giving a funky sort of pointillism look to their art.

I think Georges Seurat would be proud!

They just chug their beer (or get the bottles donated, whatever.) and dip the mouthpiece into paint and make their picture! I mean, it’s probably not as simple as that, but you get the gist. They do lots of murals, but you can also buy canvases on their website. I mean- I can’t, but someone can. Or rather someone, bottle.

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