David's dramatic contemporary narrative and landscape paintings are widely collected. Each is a careful execution of his keen observation, excellent technical ability and true love and respect of nature. His interesting exploration of light and perspective lend to the beauty of his unique scenery and his strength as a conceptual artist has developed a unique visual voice. Often times underlying narrative themes are evident in his work.
Beck began his studies at Wright State University, The American Academy of Art and The Chicago Academy of Art. His career in illustration flourished in Chicago where he mastered a variety of mediums from watercolor, gouache, acrylics and oils, to full tonal pencil, and pen & ink. He has illustrated and collaborated on thousands of projects and has carried an impressive professional portfolio of well known national and international clients. His expertise in a wide range of subject and medium has lead him into various markets with Fortune 500 companies and high profile periodicals in advertising, book publishing, editorial, institutional, entertainment and graphic design.
Painting and exhibiting his work for more than 40 years, David has received numerous awards in regional and national competitions and his work is included in many diverse collections and publications such as Oil Painters of America, Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts Magazine, Artist Magazine, Print Magazine, Sketch Magazine, the World Science Fiction Fair and the American Italian Museum.
David also enjoys teaching at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and presents guest lectures and workshops on his work through Syracuse University, Dallas Community College, The College of Medical Illustration, The Cleveland Art Institute, The Cincinnati Art Institute and the Cincinnati Public Library to name a few. David was also featured recently on CET “arts Bridge”.
While he draws his inspiration from many places, David concentrates on producing uniquely original fine art. He lives and paints in his studio in Cincinnati, Ohio.
To view more of David's work please visit:
- www.davidmichaelbeck.net – Landscape and Contemporary Narrative
- Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Children’s and Young Adult Reader
- www.millergallery.com - Cincinnati OH Gallery, Fine Art Representation
- www.marymartinart.com - Charleston SC Gallery, Naples FL Gallery, Fine Art Representation
- www.davidmichaelbeck.com - Comic and Fantasy Art
Meet David Michael Beck at the 2017 Cincinnati Home & Garden Show
Sat. & Sun. February 25 & 26 from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat. & Sun. March 4 & 5 from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm