Artist: Ken Beyer
By Ken Beyer
Ken lives in York ("the heart of Yorkshire") and travels the region in search of subjects for his paintings. He usually works in oil or watercolour, and his work has been described as Mediterranean looking. View some of his paintings here...
Someone once told me that my paintings "looked Mediterranean", a compliment for both myself and Yorkshire! I've found over the years of painting this unique landscape that its mood changes sometimes quickly, and sometimes subtly.
There's a vast amount of history "in them there hills an' valleys" that imbues the region with a sense of solidity, of age, of timelessness. Sitting in fields painting the bright yellows of a harvest, or standing on a cliff top looking out to the blue of the sea, it's certainly a challenge representing what this region has to offer.
I've been painting for as long as I can remember, taking some formal education in the late 80's / early 90's; it wasn't enough, it was simply too restrictive and directed too much by the tastes and opinions of other people, so I struck out on my own and haven't looked back since.
Colour and informal shapes signify my work, elements are broken down into basic shapes and forms, without being too abstract. These elements have no individual meaning until connected back into the whole.
As well as being an artist and painter, I run a busy web site that keeps artists and visitors up to date with news on various art scams that affect contemporary artists, as well as providing articles, opinions and views on the arts in general. The site is regularly updated.
last updated: 24/04/2008 at 14:46
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