Creating for Greg Beecham is a spiritual pursuit. As a Christian, he considers making art an honor; he gives glory not only to God but also to nature in the process. Greg’s sole focus is oil painting; there are lifetimes of techniques in that medium alone. He also strives to create physical depth with his oils, akin to a type of sculpting. In addition to having his award-winning art featured in galleries, Greg teaches workshops at the Scottsdale Artists’ School.
Greg’s father was also an artist and lover of nature, so he got started at an early age. Some of his favorite times today are in the woods, just like when he was a child. Greg’s goal in each painting is to bring it to a state of unity in the context of simplicity and beauty and he believes that conservation and preserving nature for future generations are paramount.
Here is Greg’s beautiful contribution to In Danger:
“This piece seeks to portray a sense of life in the context of artistic beauty and simplicity. I use light and edges to emphasize the focal point—the face and shoulders—of this majestic cougar, and subordinate all other shapes in a union of movement that feels abstract. But, I hope it also enriches the viewer with an understanding of how precious the reality of our natural world is, and our responsibility in promoting its conservation.” - Greg Beecham