Featured Artist: Alex Beck!

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Neighborhood Scene by Alex Beck – Gouache

Alex Beck. A style all his own. Do you know how hard that is to accomplish? His paintings are unique, fresh and different. They have fabulous color and I’m crazy about these neighborhood scenes of his. The bits of salmony color pink against the green of the roof and in the tree just grabbed me. Whoa!

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Sketch in Arlington, VA by Alex Beck –  Gouache  5×8″

Alex simplified all the “stuff” that is normally there, yet he kept just the right amount, this painting has interest, color, shadows and light. So much is left to your imagination, which is just how it should be.

Be sure to check out Alex’s paintings on his website, as well as his blog on Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram!

And… may I just say… WHAT A WEBSITE! I love when an artist puts their all into their website. It makes a difference, truly, it does! This is fabulous!

Read a bit about Alex, from his website:

Alex Beck, an award-winning painter and illustrator, maintains a studio in Arlington, Virginia. Known for his uncommonly versatile work in oil, acrylic, and gouache, his commissions and full-time work range from traditional formal portraits of Malcolm Gladwell to complex personal figurative painting. He is also professionally adapted to new technologies and digital painting. Beck’s work experience includes working as a concept/production artist for the Oscar/Emmy-winning animation house, Moonbot Studios and production work for Myachi Entertainment, The Design Center, and Tervis Tumbler. His work has received recognition in several juried gallery shows, including “Best of Show” in Illest of Ill and most recently garnering an “Honorable Mention” in the Crystal City Underground Gallery “Mayhem” Show. 

In 2012, Alex curated his first solo show, Gadzooks. His illustrations have appeared in Arlington Magazine, Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual #19, and were showcased at the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition in New York City. Currently, Alex commonly exhibits at local Washington Metropolitan venues. His work can also be found at his regularly updated site AlexTheBeck.tumblr.com where he curates for over 10,000 followers. Beck was formally trained at Ringling College of Art and Design, graduating with honors in 2012. He also expanded his training at the Illustration Academy in Kansas City, Missouri, The Masters Class at Amherst, Massachusetts, and The Art League of Alexandria, Virginia where he now teaches during the winter semester.

All images via AlexTheBeck.com, used with permission…

Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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