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The Art Portfolio of Vicki Beamish


A painting of a root system sticking out of a body of waterKim's Snag, oil on canvas

Vicki Beamish is a British Columbia-based oil painter. In her practice, the artist enjoys creating paintings that focus on the details of vast landscapes, depicting small bodies of water, fallen trees, and sometimes animals with a sense of reverence.


A long vertical painting of a green landscapeNaramata Falls, oil on canvas

 

Vicki’s paintings are impressively detailed and realistic. As was addressed in our previous feature of Vicki’s sweeping landscapes, I love the way the artist captures lighting on different surfaces, from the rippled waters of a pond, to the many odd angles and volumes of a cliff face. No matter what the subject, looking at one of Vicki’s paintings allows the viewer to step into the landscape it depicts.


A screen capture of Vicki Beamish' art portfolio websitewww.vickibeamish.com

 

The artist also does a great job of capturing textures and temperatures. In many works, it seems that each individual blade of grass is rendered with equal care and attention, lending a perfect sense of realism to a field or forest scene. The artist’s skies -- sometimes pale blue, sometimes fiery, saturated orange, tell a story about the time and place where an image was captured.


A painting of several large rocks in the oceanOffshore, oil on canvas


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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