Hello. My name is Annalee Beer. I am an artist living and working in Brisbane, Australia. My art is an exploration of the boundaries between the artisan crafts and the fine arts. Within this exploration I have been focusing on the themes of intricacy, florals and the value of femininity.
Since I was young I’ve been in love with over-the-top glamour. When I was little it took the form of messy smeared make-up and children’s tutus and as I’ve grown it has become more elegant though still ostentatious.
I am passionate about creating and enjoy working with decadent materials bringing intricate designs to life. I create fine artworks, both paintings and sculptures, and also create intricately hand crafted artisan jewelry items. I’ve been exploring a number of different mediums, including oil paints, and my coloured pencil and marker series, however I consider my main medium to be beadwork.
My beaded bouquets are a specialty. Adorned with my beaded flowers (all entirely made with my own two hands), pearls, crystals and even feathers they can be customized to suit your wedding colours and flower preferences. Bridal bouquets more than any of my other items are built to last. These quality handmade items can be kept for decades. They can be displayed in the home as a beautiful reminder of the wedding and can be passed down as a beautiful and meaningful family heirloom. One of the things that brings me joy is the notion of creating works that can be cherished and passed down through families, helping to create emotional connections between the generations.
When it comes to my fine art work, I enjoy the decorative arts, and believe there is a lot of genuine value to humanity in them. As a subject for artwork I don’t think that works made primarily for their decorative/aesthetic appeal are lesser than other forms of art. Decorative arts can evoke powerful feelings of the sublime. I believe the emotional responses that people have to decorative arts, both the subtle emotions caused by the slight lift in well-being when one feels their surroundings are pleasant, and the powerful feelings that can occur when admiring something beautiful — I believe these feelings and responses are as worthy of exploration in art as any other human experience.
I also have a special love for art that relates to the feminine, both superficial aspects of femininity, but also art about womens feelings, thoughts and experiences.