I arrived in Arizona in 1980 after leaving my career as an illustrator in Chicago. As a figurative artist, I have always had a love for animals and they appear in most of my paintings. As a painterly painter my predominant medium is oil, working with a limited palette. I have been an instructor and lecturer for over twenty-two years. I have been honored with the highest awards presented in several museum shows: Best in Show, Gold Medal, Artists’ Choice, People’s Choice, and receiving the Museum Purchase and Limited Print here at the Cheyenne Old West Museum. I’ve also been featured in several art publications. I continue to pursue my passion, counting my blessings every day.
To learn more, visit my website: http://philbeckartist.com/