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 Greg A. Beecham  (1954 - )

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Lived/Active: Wyoming/Washington      Known for: wildlife painting, illustration

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BIOGRAPHY for Greg Beecham
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Birth
1954 (Goshen, New York)
 
Lived/Active
Wyoming/Washington


Greg A. Beechman


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wildlife painting, illustration

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born to a wildlife artist father, Tom Beecham, Greg Beecham had art instruction from his childhood.  Bob Kuhn was also an important mentor.  Beecham was raised on a dairy farm in upstate New York, and his real passion is the outdoors.  It is said that everything Beecham paints has a golden hue, a trademark in his paintings of wildlife in landscape.

In 1994, he won the Wildlife Art News Award for his image of two Canadian geese flying in snowy woods, and in 2004, he was elected a member of the Northwest Rendezvous.  At the 2004 Western Rendevous of Art he won the People's Choice Award and an Award of Merit for his painting, Ice Floe Overlook.  Greg Beecham was named the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Artist of the Year for 2005.

He lives in Dubois in the Wind River area of Wyoming.

Source:
Gretchen Reynolds, "Into the Wild", Southwest Art, February 2005

Biography from Altermann Galleries and Auctioneers, II:
Greg Beecham has been painting full time for thirty two years. He has specialized in wildlife art. Greg’s vision is to “sculpt with paint” – that is to paint in such a way that there is not only the illusion of dimension, but genuine depth to the paint itself.

He believes that if he can speak with paint more than detail, that the net result will be a life expressing realism.

Greg lives high in the Rockies in Dubois, WY with his wife, Lu. They enjoy riding their horses, hunting, cowboying, and watching the wildlife. As a Christian, Beecham honors the sanctity of life and the beauty of nature.

His motto is “Do all things as unto the Lord, and get so good you can’t be ignored.”

Awards
■Prix de West, The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum: Major General and Mrs. Donald D. Pittman Wildlife Art Award and the Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyer’s Choice Award - 2010
■Western Visions Miniature Show: People Choice Award - National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming - September 2009
■Prix de West: Major General and Mrs. Don D. Pittman Wildlife Award - 2008
■Jackson Hole Arts Festival: Featured Artist - 2008
■Western Visions Miniature Show: Red Smith - Artists Choice Award - National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming - September 2005
■C.M. Russell Auction: People's Choice – 2005
■Western Rendezvous of Art: People's Choice Award – 2005
■Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Artist of the Year - 2005
■Western Rendezvous of Art: People's Choice Award – 2004
■Western Rendezvous of Art: Award of Merit - 2004
■Southeast Invitational Miniature Show: Best of Show - 2003
■Natureworks Show: Excellence Award - 2000
■Southeastern Wildlife Exposition: Featured Artist - 2000
■Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show: Featured Artist – 1997
■Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show: Best of Show – 1996
■C.M. Russell Auction: Artist’s Choice – 1996
■C.M. Russell Auction: People’s Choice – 1995
■Society of Animal Artists – Art and the Animal Show: Wildlife Art News Award – 1994
■C.M. Russell Auction: Best of Show – 1994
■Gallery One – Masterworks in Miniature Show: Popular Choice – 1991
■Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show: Featured Artist – 1991
Magazine Articles
■Art of the West U.S.
■Art Sporting Classics
■Wildlife Art
Covers
■Western Art Collector, September 2008
■Images West, Summer 2008.
■Wildlife Art
■Bugle
■U.S. Art
■Game Coin Safari Club
Book
■Featured in Wildlife Art: 60 Contemporary Masters and Their Work. Author – Joan Muyskens Pursley. Portfolio Press, 2001.
Memberships
■Northwest Rendezvous Group of Artists
■Society of Animal Artists
■Safari Club International
■Veterans of Foreign Wars
■American Legion
■Tin Can Sailors
■Wilderness Baptist Church

Reference: artist's website.


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