David's dramatic contemporary narrative, landscape paintings and drawings are widely collected. Each is a careful execution of his keen observation and technical ability.
His interesting exploration of light and perspective coupled with his strength as a conceptual artist has developed a unique visual voice.
He began his studies at The American Academy of Art and The Chicago Academy of Art. Over the years, he has received numerous awards in regional and national competitions and his work is included in many diverse collections and publications such as the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts Magazine, Artist Magazine, Print Magazine, Sketch Magazine and the World Science Fiction Fair and the American Italian Museum. David also enjoys teaching and has presented guest lectures and workshops on his work through Syracuse University, Dallas Community College, The College of Medical Illustration, The Cincinnati Art Academy, The Cleveland Art Institute, and The Cincinnati Art Institute to name a few.
Beck has been painting and exhibiting his work for nearly 40 years. His career in illustration began in Chicago where he mastered a variety of mediums from watercolor, gouache, acrylics and oils, to full tonal pencil, and pen & ink. He has illustrated and collaborated on thousands of projects and has carried an impressive professional portfolio of well known national and international clients. His expertise in a wide range of subject and medium has lead him into various markets with Fortune 500 companies and high profile periodicals in advertising, book publishing, editorial, institutional, entertainment and graphic design.
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Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Commercial and Genre Work