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New Paintings at Merritt Gallery

April 2021 New Gallery Shows Latest Paintings I'm very exited to announce that I'll be represented by the very fine Merritt Gallery in Baltimore.  Starting mid-April you can see my latest work there. The painting on the left is titled "Then and Now"  and you can contact Merritt Gallery at the link provided if you are interested in acquiring this painting. Check out this new Studio Art video to hear what I have to say about the painting and it's meaning: https://youtu.be/pvXqJHpWufE Flowers are blooming and the chill of winter is [...]

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November 2020

Painting title: November Oil on Canvas 46" x 60" Available January 6, 2021 I am wishing everyone a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year.  I thought I'd post this painting, completed in my studio last month, as it relates to what is happening today in America's capitol. About this painting: November was painted during the 2020 election season.  You may notice the "I voted" sticker which I added to her blouse.  I was in the middle of reading about how important the Black vote is to our democracy and was inspired.  [...]

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4 New Landscapes December 2020

It's been a creative, productive wind-down to 2020.  Most of you know I love to paint large. These four new landscapes are all on the smaller side. Up North Down South Out West Back East The medium is acrylic on panel and they are sized at 11 x 14.  The bold, thick paint is applied to a highly polished, gessoed panel which gives it a smooth, vivid quality and just the right amount of texture: lush in some places and veiled in others.  These are little jewels, if [...]

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New Youtube Videos and Print Sale!

Here is my latest Newsletter for Subscribers. I'm very happy to announce a few new videos, added to my Youtube Channel, which shows me giving a tour of my Art Studio, a discussion about my landscape paintings, as well as a few guitar songs. To see my newly release prints, go to www.markbeckfineart.com. Click the link below to access the videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8DdM1Fkxmg

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New Release! House on the Hill

House on the Hill - Hand-Signed, Limited Edition of 60. I'm very excited to announce my newly released limited edition fine archival print House on the Hill.  It is a large-format high quality giclee print and I will be releasing only 60 in this edition. The Central Coast of California between Cambria and San Simeon, near Hearst Castle, is what I had in mind when I made House on the Hill, and the incredibly deep blues and greens of this wild, lush stretch of coast. From this viewpoint, looking out over [...]

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Beck’s Work at Laguna Art Museum’s California Cool 2021

January 2021 Beck’s Work Featured in Laguna Art Museum’s Invitational – California Cool 2021 Featured Painting:  Horizon, 30" x 40" oil on linen. From January 11 to February 6, 2021, Laguna Art Museum will present its 39th annual California Cool Art Auction. Featuring over 100 works by California artists, this museum-curated auction will once again be conducted online via Artsy, and will feature special virtual content with Aaron Bastian of Bonhams. This truly is a cool event, and an exciting opportunity to purchase great artwork at an amazing price to benefit the museum.  [...]

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New Summer Show at Sue Greenwood Fine Art Opens July 20

  Save the date!  New Summer Group Show "Summer Breeze" opens July 20 at Sue Greenwood Fine Art in Laguna Beach, CA. Please stop by for the opening if you are in the area this summer. The show features the work of 8 unique artists and runs July 20-Sept. 10.  Artists include Jessica Brilli, Stephen Coyle, Tom Judd, Timothy Mulligan, John Randall Nelson, Glenn Ness, and Siddharth Parasnis. Hope to see you there. Mark

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Splendid Isolation

Splendid Isolation  24 x 24  Acrylic on panel. Hi everyone, For those of you who collect my work, you know I love to paint houses. It's how I started my career in the 80's as a California painter, highly influenced by Edward Hopper, my true north at the time. Now my style has evolved along with my palette and content, with influences ranging from contemporary muralists (grafitti) to politics to conceptual art.  Moving to New Mexico has also expanded my artistic horizons - there are so many world class [...]

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Land of Enchantment Series

I roam the desert hills on a burro (my sturdy companion "Tito") with my old wooden box of paints and a canteen of Marble IPA.  When we find a quiet spot that looks good, we take a break to watch the desert light change. That's when I take out my supplies and enjoy beginning a new landscape painting... I thought I'd share some of my newest work, my oil paintings and prints of New Mexico. For anyone who has visited New Mexico, you are immediately struck by [...]

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Pink – The Sweet Side of Red

PINK - The Sweet Side of Red. I've been exploring pink for some time in my work. Looking back on the last ten months, 90 percent of them feature a vibrant selection of pink. I've read that pink can symbolize: youth harmony friendship affection inner peace approachability It's no wonder I am using pink so often in my paintings right now.  These are the concepts I unconsciously reach for every time I get to my palette and start mixing it up; concepts which are my "true north" when I feel a [...]

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Where’d You Hear That?

I felt compelled to post this painting I made in December 2019 for the Patricia Rovzar Gallery in Seattle because it very much directly relates to what is going on in the US right now. In the painting, you'll notice the wooden fence with collaged information I gathered from a newspaper from the 1980's. It heralds the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. I came across this old newspaper at a garage sale and immediately went to work in my studio laying down the printed images and words on [...]

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The Gatherings Project

A Fundraiser for Fellow Artists Today I am working on a painting to donate to The Gatherings Project.  I like what Project Creator, Artist Lynda Lowe, has to say about it: "Perhaps now more than ever we are in need of what the arts can offer. They revive our souls, enliven our senses, provide pause, and give voice to our fears and vulnerabilities. Gatherings is an art and poetry based project that experiments with giving and receiving and is a response to the difficulties of the current global health crisis. The essence [...]

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Reverse Painting on Glass Series

Bob Dylan, 10" x 8" Reverse (Acrylic) Painting on Glass This painting is one portrait from on ongoing series I am making about unique American artists. If you look at my book, you'll see artists with diverse talents such as James Baldwin, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Mahalia Jackson, Kara Walker, Jackson Browne, Nina Simone, Latoya Ruby Frazier, and more. I recently painted Rhiannon Giddens, banjo-player, and former singer and songwriter for the Carolina Chocolate Drops.  Each artist was chosen for how they have contributed to my well being and [...]

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