EMMA BEER was born in country Victoria and grew up between the Murray River and the Riverina. Today she lives and works in Canberra, Australia.
Beer is primarily an abstract painter who can be placed somewhere between colour field painters and abstract illusionism. As a painter Beer questions ‘what is painting’ - offering possibilities rather than searching for conclusion. Revealing empathy to the materiality of what paint is. Beer strives to capture a balance between elegance and poise within the fluid, sometimes rough and honest handlings of paint.