I’ve been fortunate to make my living solely as an artist for more than thirty five years. The beauty of the American landscapes and coastlines are endlessly inspiring for me. Beauty and a refined quality is important, both in the materials I select (linen and only high quality pigments) as well as the unique method I originated to apply oil paint to canvas. I was born in New Mexico and consider this my home however each year I travel to the coasts to paint and photograph the ocean. Living in the high desert of New Mexico has taught me about light, vast horizons and solitude. The unique cultures here fascinate me. My subject matter will continue to develop from my urge to reconcile the lush, radiant images of Manifest Destiny which caught my eye as a young artist and the more sober visions of current American politics, the immense beauty which always surrounds us and the everyday lives of working people. Mark Beck Beck’s work is in numerous corporate and private collections. An exhibition artist for more than 30 years, he has had several museum shows and his paintings are featured on the cover of magazines, ad campaigns, television shows and films.