Paul Beumer (1982) received his BFA from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and completed a two-year residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include The message of the flower is the flower at Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Paint Wide Mouth White at Qingyun International Art Centre in Beijing, In the shade of the elms and willows, my friends drink until they are inspired at Goethe Pavillon, Palais Schardt in Weimar, Dry Landscape at the Chinese European Art Centre (CEAC) in Xiamen, China and Tomorrow’s Harvest at Bosse & Baum in London. He participated in major group exhibitions at Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen, Museum Kranenburgh in Bergen, Museum De Paviljoens in Almere and the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. In 2009 he was nominated for the Royal Award for Contemporary Painting. Work by Beumer is held in private and public collections, including the AKZO Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam; The Academic Medical Centre (AMC) Art Collection, Amsterdam; the Collection of the District Court of Law, Amsterdam; and the KRC Collection, Voorschoten, Netherlands.