Michael Beckett
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  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Canada

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WIP - as yet to be titled harbor scene - for BOAT CHALLENGE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Beckett Sep 7, 2013. 8 Replies

This reference showed up in a weekend challenge i participate in a few weeks ago and thought it would be something i wanted to do... and thought it would be perfect for the BOAT CHALLENGE!and i…READ MORE

Tutti Frutti Work in Progress

Started this discussion. Last reply by Belinda Aug 7, 2013. 11 Replies

Finally remembered to do this for a whole project! this line work is something new i'm playing with so your results may vary ;o)initial charcoal drawing. it was based loosely on the photo sitting…READ MORE

Hello everyone!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle Feb 19, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi... my name is Michael Beckett and i just signed up yesterday!I thought i would introduce myself and figure out how to post at the same time lol!i live in Calgary Alberta Canada and have been…READ MORE


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Hi everyone... thanks for visiting!

My name is Michael Beckett and I have been living in Calgary, Alberta Canada for 13 years now.

I consider myself a reluctant artist, as I have never had any formal training, but I always have had a love for the creative process. I probably would have pursued a career in art, but I am partially red/green color blind ... so that idea was parked for about 25 years!

About 10 years ago, I picked up a copy of the book ''Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain' by Betty Edwards... and got hooked and have been involved in art ever since!

After enjoying the good old fashioned pencil for a while, I reluctantly decided to try painting. It was painful at first, but despite the color vision handicap, I found I could do it! Painting in acrylics is my first love now, but I also enjoy my drawing 'roots' by going to life drawing sessions every week. I also enjoy drawing with conte crayon and charcoal.

I consider myself a hobbyist, but I have sold a few pieces to help pay for some art supplies... and I would dearly love to develop my skills enough to make art a small business in retirement (only 10 years away... yikes!)

My work tends to be somewhere between realism and impressionism. I never really like to repeat myself so you will see a lot of different subject matter, although there are a few tendencies. I tend to do a lot of still lifes, and I love portraits and figures. I've been tackling landscapes lately, mainly to figure out how to manage my color vision deficiency when reds/greens are dominant colors. My goal is to paint everything at least once ... lol!

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At 8:30am on April 1, 2014, Ali Amin Elsehemy said…

Hi Michael

I am deeply thankful for yuor welcome, and valuable advices

My Best Regards, ALi

At 4:34pm on March 31, 2014, Deanna Allen said…
Thank you! I am looking forward to posting my art and checking out the beautifully done artwork on the site.
At 6:50pm on March 4, 2014, Caroline Simoneaux said…

Thanks Michael. I have posted some for everyone to see. I am having trouble down loading a profile picture. It keeps giving me an error message for every picture I try to post.

At 7:57pm on March 1, 2014, Patti Fish said…

Thanks so much!

At 12:37pm on February 10, 2014, Kat said…

Thank you much Michael!

At 1:33am on February 7, 2014, Mau Tiger Palm said…

I hope I will learn a lot.. thanks foe the welcome

At 8:58pm on February 1, 2014, Ellie mclean said…
Thanks! Looking forward to it.
At 8:41pm on February 1, 2014, Kat said…

Thank you very much Michael!

At 3:19pm on January 31, 2014, Kat said…

Thank you Michael!

At 5:26am on January 15, 2014, E.S.Perez said…

Hello Michael, thanks for the warm welcome. I apologize about my name. I was going to rewrite the name but i forgot to do it ...My name is Elizabeth S. Perez...my art and woodcarvings i usually use E.S.Perez (the eagle). I am sure I will enjoy this site.

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Art Shows in Calgary, Alberta Canada

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 2:00am 0 Comments

Hi all! :o)

I just thought I'd mention that i will be in 2 art shows in June. Both will have some fabulous art on display and many of the artists will be attending, If you are in the area, I'd love to say hi! :o)

From The Easel Art Show and Sale

Friday June 21 - 6 pm to 9 pm (wine & cheese - free)

Saturday June 22 - 10 am to 4pm (free)

Atlantis Fine…



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