Robert Beck Snowday 12" x 16"
Robert Beck Canal Snow 12" x 16"
Robert Beck Snow Bridge (west side of Central Park near 64th) 12" x 16"
Robert Beck Skating (Central Park) 12" x 16"
New Jersey artist Robert Beck paints a huge variety of subjects with a quick and impassioned enthusiasm. These four plein air paintings of winter scenes represent just one aspect of his seemingly insatiable appetite for encountering and responding to life itself through the medium of paint.
Beck has painted restaurants, diners and bars in full operation (the livelier the better), parades, and even a patient undergoing an operation. If you'd name an unusual subject for an artist to try, he'd probably be up for it.
Beck's paintings confirm the visual beauties of our everyday world as well as his sense of delight over the endless complexity of the human experience.
I go in cold because I want to have that discovery experience. It's a whole different painting when you're familiar [with your subject].
The month of December will be dedicated to the theme of "Winter". Please email your suggestion (not your own work please) with a few words to decribe why you like it. Be sure to include the title, medium, size and year.