When I was decorating my first dorm room, I bought a beer poster called Beers of the World. It was inspirational to me on a number of levels, and probably has led directly to this painting I am calling Beer Please. These two simple words can bring so much when you are out traveling the world. Nothing brings a smile to your server’s face faster than asking for a beer in the native language. I made this painting in honor of beer around the world, and getting it served to you.
Foreign language is a bit tricky for me. I always just skirted by in my foreign language classes. After this last trip overseas, I have sworn to renew my efforts at learning other languages, and am currently spending an hour a day on Russian language lessons while painting in the studio. Normally I listen to books on tape with exciting plot-lines, and the switch has made painting more tedious. I always feel better when I have finished the lesson and then I am rewarded when I resume listening to the stories.
I urge you to raise your pint and celebrate international beers. Believe me, the beer tastes great out there in other countries, but nothing tastes as good as your local favorites!