As an impressionist painter I’m more interested in playing with the visual elements of line, shape value, edge, texture and color than in aiming for some kind of exactness. I like the potential for mystery and the room for intuition to play a big part in the painting process.
I’m influenced by both the French and American Impressionists as well as artists like Antonio Mancini and Nicoli Fechin, and have learned so much from so many contemporary painters.
Dan Beck is the Gold Medal recipient of the 2017 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition. In 2016, he received three national awards: Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, American Impressionist Society National Exhibition and Oil Painters of America Eastern Reginal Exhibition. He is also the Gold Medal winner of the 2011 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. Other awards include eight awards of excellence with Oil Painters of America (four National and four Regional).
He has also won two consecutive Raymar Art Competition Awards of Excellence, Award of Excellence with Salon International, a first place, a second place and ten finalists with Boldbrush Art competition. Dan has had feature articles in “American Art Collector”, “Southwest Art”, “American Artist”, “Art of the West” “Artists on Art” “Cape Fear Living” magazines and “Art Talk”.
His paintings were selected for the covers of November 2008 “Southwest Art” and September 2011 “Art of the West”. Dan has been invited to many nationally prominent shows such as “American Art Invitational”, “American Art in Miniature” and “Great American Figurative Show”. He has also exhibited his works in many successful solo and group shows in galleries across the country.
His paintings have found collectors in both the private and corporate world on a national level as well as from such diverse places as Canada, Japan and the Middle East. His work is in the permanent collection of the Littleton Historical Museum and he has exhibited with the Phippen Museum, Prescott, Arizona.