Michael Beckett is an artist based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada who enjoys painting with acrylic, on canvas, board or paper, and also drawing with conte crayon (hard pastels) and charcoal. Subject matter is varied, but still lifes, landscapes and portraits are prevalent.
He is mostly self taught with some help from classes at Swinton's Art Supply over the years.
"I treat a piece of artwork as a life all its own. I try to respect the what the work wants. It will tell me how light and shadow, color and shape, and line and contour, will define the story.
I am partially red/green color blind. Color becomes just another challenge. The final result may be realistic, or impressionistic, or somewhere in between. Whatever the outcome, I am never satisfied until the work comes alive."