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Finn Road Barn in Winter

Finn Road Barn in Winter
Acrylic on Board
16 x 16 in.
Smoky Comfort, Finn Slough

Smoky Comfort, Finn Slough
Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 20 in.
Spotlight on Finn Slough

Spotlight on Finn Slough
Acrylic on Board
20 x 10 in.
Jericho Beach Panorama

Jericho Beach Panorama
Acrylic on Canvas
11 x 14
Moss-Covered Rock Wall

Moss-Covered Rock Wall
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 36 in.
Full House Britannia

Full House Britannia
Acrylic on Board
16 x 16 in.
Joseph's Flock

Joseph's Flock
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 24 in.
North Vancouver Creek #3

North Vancouver Creek #3
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 16 in.
Unfriendly Rivals

Unfriendly Rivals
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 in.
First Snow North Shore Mountains

First Snow North Shore Mountains
Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 20 in.
Finn Slough Spectacle

Finn Slough Spectacle
Acrylic on Board
20 x 24 in.
Seawall Trail, Stanley Park

Seawall Trail, Stanley Park
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 24 in.
Delta Greenery

Delta Greenery
Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 20 in.
Waiting for the Light

Waiting for the Light
Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 20 in.
Ladner Rescue

Ladner Rescue
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 in.
Garbage Day, Adanac Alley

Garbage Day, Adanac Alley
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 16 in.
Skeletal Tree, Trout Lake

Skeletal Tree, Trout Lake
Acrylic on Canvas
11 x 14 in.
Standing Tall,  Sechelt

Standing Tall, Sechelt
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 16 in.
Southlands Trail

Southlands Trail
Acrylic on Board
12 x 16 in.
inter Homestead, Terra Nova

SOLD inter Homestead, Terra Nova
Acrylic on Canvas
10 x 10 in.
Terra Nova Laneway in Winter

Terra Nova Laneway in Winter
Acrylic on Canvas
10 x 10 in.
Cooper's Green Island

Cooper's Green Island
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 24 in.
Iona Beach, Early Settlers

Iona Beach, Early Settlers
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 24 in.
Iona Beach, Idle Logs

Iona Beach, Idle Logs
Acrylic on Canvas
11 x 14 in.
Flooded Trees, Terra Nova

Flooded Trees, Terra Nova
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 in.
Oliver Escarpment

Oliver Escarpment
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 in.
Cannes Early Morning

Cannes Early Morning
Acrylic on Board
16 x 12 in.
Morning Coffee, Turkey

Morning Coffee, Turkey
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 in.
Bridges at Granville Island

Bridges at Granville Island
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 16 in.
Half Moon Bay Hardware Store

Half Moon Bay Hardware Store
Acrylic on Board
12 x 16 in.
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John B Beatty

John B Beatty Picture 5611 Clearwater Drive
Richmond
British Columbia, Canada
V7C 3B6
Phone Number: 604-275-3066
Email Address: jbbeatty@shaw.ca

Website: http://www.johnbbeatty.com

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Biography:
 

John Beatty is a Richmond resident and artist who comes from a family of Ontario painters. He is related to John William Beatty who painted with members of the Group of Seven and later became acting principal of the Ontario College of Art. John has been artistically motivated and interested in art all of his life. School art projects and sports provided him with the subject matter he needed to practice his developing drawing skills. Coming from a small town , he loved the great outdoors and its connection with nature. This interest began when he started accompanying his father on plein air excursions (painting outdoors) around where he lived.

John's painting career began while recovering from a serious hockey accident while playing Intercollegiate hockey in Toronto. With his dad's oils, he started painting scenes he liked from  popular calendars of the time. Encouraged by his early success, he devoted more time to painting whenever he could. He soon got into photography and set out to acquire his own references to work from.

After graduating from Ryerson in Business in 1963, he began a career in the brewing industry but it became a challenge to find time to paint after working and continuing to be very active in a number of sports.

It was not until after moving to BC in 1967, after marrying, raising a young family and then returning to UBC and acquiring a teaching degree did he eventually get back to his passion to be an artist. He did his painting entirely during vacation time and this pattern continued until he retired from teaching in Vancouver after 26 busy years. Retirement allowed him time to paint more regularly, to travel and to attend many fruitful workshops with noted artists such as Gordon Smith, Mike Svob, Neil Patterson, Arne Westerman, Jean Pederson. Tony O'Regan, Amanda Jones and David Goatley. He also took extra credit courses in art while at UBC.

He paints regularly now in the studio and en plein air with the group Men In Hats., www.meninhats.ca  He exhibits and sells his work mainly in the Metro Vancouver area in numerous art events and festivals throughout the year. More than 45 % of his over 1000 paintings have been sold to collectors that are attracted to his painterly landscapes because of their colour and contrasts of light, their mood and the atmosphere that stimulated his senses. Shorelines of trees, rocks, beaches, old buildings and boats are popular themes. Travel subjects, still-lifes and figures can also be on his agenda. Dense vivid colours are used freely to capture that quiet moment in time that collectors can appreciate and admire for a long time.

John also enjoys changing older paintings to try out new ideas and teachings. Older paintings sometime get painted over when they don't meet his demand for quality work. He believes the best are yet to come.

It is discouraging for him to see how so much subject matter for his paintings has been destroyed in the name of progress.

 

Associations:
 Richmond Art Gallery
Finn Slough Heritage Society
Richmond Artists Guild
Richmond Artists Coalition
Riverside Art Circle
Shows:
 

NEWEST OPENING 

ANNUAL SHOWS Throughout the year, John participates in about a dozen group and individual shows in the Lower Mainland.

Well what does an artist do if he has an inventory of over 250 paintings and the next bunch of shows are all cancelled or likely postponed. I know I have to find ways to reduce that number drastically as I am really out of space. I don't want to just paint over them, they are too good for that. I know I could always give them away if I can find takers. Then who to and how would that happen?

At the same time creating new paintings doesn't help with the inventory problem. I also paint over paintings I don't feel are my best and then it is fun trying to change and improve paintings I have and right now that is likely my first choice. What do you think and advise if you are reading this?

Four members of the Richmond Artists Guild including John were selected to have two pieces of art each displayed at the Lansdowne Skytrain Station. These will be on billboards surrounding two of the huge pillars that support the Skytrain track.. They even will be backlit at night. They will be on display for six months starting sometime in February 2020. 

Now that winter is over our expanding group of painters are  venturing outside for painting with our friends of the Meninhats Group. John will be busy working on future shows and adjusting old paintings he loves but will endevour to improve. This usually works out well and is encouraging.

If you have read the above, I hope you can email me with your thoughts. Although I am on Facebook, I haven't been posting work I have produced but it its great to view work from artist friends. Should I post on Facebook?

 

 

 

 

 

Awards:
 

In the recent Grand Prix of Steveston, John entered the Open Division and received a Second Place Award. 117 Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island artists entered this competition. Artists had 3 hours to complete a painting of a location they didn't know of until the start of the event. He appreciated all of the positive comments of his piece.

Collections:
 

At any given time, John has an inventory of over 200 original paintings of various subject matter and sizes that are for sale. Contact him by e-mail if you would like to see more of his work.

John's artwork is held in a number of public and many private collections mainly in Canada and the United States.

To date, John has produced over  1035 oil and acrylic paintings. Over 470 of those have been purchased by very satisfied collectors.

Through generous donations and auctions, John has several paintings on display at the Richmond General Hospital and the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.

Commissions are welcome. Also if you have special photos of something you would like to see as a painting, feel free to contact.

 

Contact Information:
 Telephone John at (604)275-3066 or e-mail John at jbbeatty@shaw.ca for additional information about pricing etc. The paintings in the website represent only about a fifth of his current inventory.
Artist's Statement:
 What I choose to paint has to do with subject matter that stimulates my feelings, reactions, and observations. I am continually on the lookout for those lush visual images or special things. Photographic references I have taken over the years, are often used as a source. As artists we are so much more aware and alert to our surroundings. Now that I am retired from teaching, I am dedicating more time, energy, and interest into art despite my other passions such as tennis, golf, photography, bridge and reading. It's a great life.

I am interested in having gallery representation. To view more of John's inventory, contact him by phone or e-mail to make an appointment.

I can be commissioned to do a painting for you from your references. A number of things can be done to enhance a photo when creating a painting. I'd like to help you with this.



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