Oil 33 x 48 $12500.00
Mixed Media AP Ltd Editions by Randy Van Beek
16 x 24, 20 x 30, 24 x 36
by Randy Van Beek
24″ x 36″ Framed
“Watch the painting at varied times of the day. The natural light changes the clouds like they are moving, the shadows adjust to reflect the time of day. The magic Art of Randy Van Beek!”
“Whenever I travel I carry my painting equipment and camera. When I discover a scene or an effect that excites me, something unique, I attempt to capture what I feel or the impression of my visual experience.” Later in the studio Randy refers to the outdoor study paintings as well as the photographs to execute larger works. When he composes these more complex versions, he may incorporate figures, children, or wildlife, sometimes creating a story.
Randy enjoys a broad range of subjects and painting styles. “I don’t want to limit myself to a theme in subjects, or a repetitive formula in techniques. I need to continually challenge myself. The creative process is over once I’ve accomplished something, and it’s that process I’m most passionate about. I think the creative mind is one of God’s most fascinating gifts. I see it as a responsibility to explore and develop my gift, but mostly to share what I’ve created.” We can seek solace in the appreciation of beauty. Art, music, and literature can elevate our spirit providing relief from the common place. A work of art is passed on for centuries, communicating one’s personal insights in a particular era.
Randy is concerned with the preservation of natural areas of the earth and hopes his work will inspire others to share in the responsibility of maintaining balance between conservation, economic, and social needs. He annually contributes to over thirty local and over twenty national non-profit organizations which either preserve wild habitats or aid humanitarian efforts. A partial list of memberships include: World Wildlife Fund, National Park Foundation, Wilderness Society, Children’s Compassion International, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Whatcom Land Trust.
Spirits in the Wind Gallery, 1211 Washington Ave., Golden, CO 80401
Hayfield Sunset by Randy Van Beek, Oil on Canvas
Magpie Morning and Summertime by Gary Huber, Pastel
Spirits in the Wind Gallery’s artists: Gary Huber and Randy Van Beek’s
paintings reflect the importance of our hay fields.
“Hay is a very important crop in Colorado. According to state agricultural statistics for 2010, non-alfalfa hay production for Colorado was 1,700,000 tons on 780,000 acres. Jackson (North Park) and Grand (Middle Park) counties combine for 75,500 tons on one cutting a year. That is a lot of hay.by Tony Bruguiere Ft. Collins, Colo.”
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Spirits in the Wind Gallery
1211 Washington Ave., Golden, CO 80401 303-279-1192
Month of March 2016
Spirits in the Wind Gallery, Golden features founding members of the prestigious Russell Skull Society of Artists.
Jerry McKellar’s, sculpture work is his realistic style, use of movement, and impeccable detail. His subjects range from wildlife to human figures that focus on an accurate depiction of the culture, ritual and tribal affiliation.
One of many sculptures include:
Sun and Moon – Plains Indian Legend of Sun and Moon: Sun made a daily journey across the horizon to the West where he entered his lodge to pass the night. Moon, his wife, also dwelt in Sun’s lodge, but they would only see each other in passing each morning and evening.
Monumental Bronze “Bow Stringer” once displayed in front of gallery. His sculptures have been purchased for permanent collections of museums, corporations, and communities.
Randy Van Beek, Landscape Oil Painter
Randy enjoys a broad range of subjects and painting styles. He continually strives to improve in composition, which is the most intellectual aspect in painting. Its the design arrangement of dark and light masses, the harmonious union of line, form and color to which a viewer is attracted He develops composition to communicate a message or a sensation. Artwork seen at National Geographic Society, Smithsonian Institute, Charles Russell Museum and in major collections.
1211 Washington Ave. Golden, CO 80401 303-279-1192