Dale Beckman was born an image-maker. His objective paintings are of an abstract realism style. The peculiar shapes of badland erosion formations captivated Mr. Beckman and became a focus of his expressions. Dale Beckman has explored Makoshika State Park in Montana and the badlands of New Mexico to quite a degree.
In 1986 Dale moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. There he became a member of the Santa Fe Society of Artists, Artist Equity, and Rio Grande Artist Co-op. It was with these art organizations that Dale exhibited his paintings for sale in the outdoor art shows. Dale Beckman exhibited in regional art galleries also. In 1998 Dale Beckman went online.
In 2005, Dale Beckman moved to Helena, Montana where he resides today.
Abstract Realism is the infusion of the elements of design with the depiction of real-life in visual art.
My landscapes and other image-oriented paintings are concerned with illustrating a non-physical character of reality. Using pattern and line I suggest that the composition is energy rather than matter and that multiple dimensions coexist simultaneously.
I am fascinated by the creation of patterns and I enjoy the process of their creation.
My poured paintings follow the original process pioneered by the artist, David Alfaro Siqueiros, with his accidental painting technique. The process involves pouring paints with different viscosities together and the natural process of separation creates fantastic patterns. I do not use an additive such as silicon to the acrylic paint because that destabilizes the material shorting its longevity. The pours are applied in numerous applications over a textured surface. The final paintings are quite heavy.