Vanilla Beer - Artist
Vanilla Beer is a fine artist living in France, working mostly on oil paintings but also drawing in ink and pencil. Although Vanilla Beer has her studio is in France she is able to travel and gives occasional lectures (chiefly at Greenwich University). Beer also designs installations, often in collaboration with her brother Simon Beer of Integrated Circles.
Vanilla Beer is a writer and commentator on contemporary art. She believes that contemporary art is wedded to sex and death and in our culture that awareness is embedded in religiosity. She holds a BA (Hons.) in Theological Studies and an MA in Western Esotericism, which inform her views.
Living in France has changed Vanilla Beers approach to painting; the freedom of the French style of brushwork has been infective, as has the French interest in food and delight in language.