Dan Beck is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America and has won six consecutive Awards of Excellence in their National and Regional shows. Additionally he has won two Awards of Excellence in the Raymar Art Competition. Dan’s work has been published in “Southwest Art”, “Art of the West” and “Art Talk” magazines. Southwest Art did a feature article on Dan in their November 2008 issue titled “A Painter’s Playlist” and his painting “Waiting” was selected for the cover of the same issue.
Equally adept at figurative, still-life and landscape, Dan Beck feels he is firmly rooted in the tradition of Impressionism and paints in both oils and pastels. His love of nature and a deep respect for the tradition of art serve as both guide and inspiration to his goal of “making a contribution” to the world of painting. Dan’s paintings evoke a timelessness and dignity that are the underlying themes in whatever he paints.
“Painting is a balancing act between opposite ideas – direct observation and instinct, control and spontaneity, even between the literal and the symbolic. It seems to me that although a painter is deeply involved with his own private investigation, his real aim is to communicate something to the viewer that resonates on a uniquely personal level.”
By invitation Dan participates in such nationally prominent shows as the annual American Miniature Show at Settlers West Galleries in Tucson, Arizona, the annual “Fall Classic” in Hamilton, Montana and the annual Great American Figurative Artists Show at Waterhouse Gallery in Santa Barbara, California. His paintings are found in private and corporate collections, both nationally and internationally, his work is in the permanent collection of the Littleton Historical Museum and he has exhibited with the Phippen Museum in Prescott, Arizona.