Beer In Art #22: Michael Naples’ Beer Bottle Paintings

Today’s works of art bring us forward again for some contemporary painting. The four works below are by a Chicago artist, Michael Naples, who painted Broken Beer Bottles in 2007.

According to the biography, on his website, He “is an artist from Wheaton, IL. He earned his BFA degree from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. In 2001 he was accepted into the Society of Illustrators and published in their annual.” The bio continues:

For the next decade he filled his time doing various illustration jobs, murals, and many, many commissioned portraits for people all over the US. But it wasn’t until a chance encounter with an article about Daily Painting that he found his passion for oils. He began his own Daily Painting Project in August 2006 and hasn’t lost a bit of momentum.

Michael has won several awards and had numerous articles published about his paintings. These Daily Paintings have been purchased by collectors all over the world including Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden and almost every state in the US.

Looking through his gallery of works at Daily Painters, he’s done at least three more with a decidedly beer theme. This one, entitled Blue Moon, was done in August of last year.

And here’s another one, which is titled Imported, a Heineken bottle painted in February of 2008.

In August of 2006, he began a blog called Daily Paintings (different from Daily Painters) where he paints and posts a new work almost every day, usually five or six times each week. Here’s another one from that project, titled Twist Off, and completed just a few weeks ago at the end of February.

Apart from Daily Painters and his own Daily Paintings, there’s not too much more information about Naples out there. He does have his own eponymous website, and will also do custom hand-drawn artwork on commission, which can be ordered at Hand-Drawn Portraits.



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