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Oliver Escarpment

Oliver Escarpment
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 in.
Rough Shoreline, Brook's Cove

Rough Shoreline, Brook's Cove
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 in.
Early Morning Half Moon Bay

Early Morning Half Moon Bay
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 24 in.
Cannes Early Morning

Cannes Early Morning
Acrylic on Board
16 x 12 in.
Finn Slough Homesteads

Finn Slough Homesteads
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 in.
Master and Silver Ann

Master and Silver Ann
Acrylic on Board
12 x 16 in.
Foggy Surroundings, Finn

Foggy Surroundings, Finn
Acrylic on Board
20 x 16 in.
Hiding in the Rosehip

Hiding in the Rosehip
Acrylic on Board
20 x 24 in.
Morning Coffee, Turkey

Morning Coffee, Turkey
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 in.
North Vancouver Creek #2

North Vancouver Creek #2
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 30 in.
Fort Bragg Lighthouse #2

Fort Bragg Lighthouse #2
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 24 in.
North Vancouver Creek #1

North Vancouver Creek #1
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 30 in.
Outstretched Arms and Shadows

Outstretched Arms and Shadows
Acrylic on Board
12 x 16 in.
Chinese Lantern Arrangement

Chinese Lantern Arrangement
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 30 in.
Worker's Cabin, Country Farms

Worker's Cabin, Country Farms
Acrylic on Board
12 x 16 in.
Marina at Milltown

Marina at Milltown
Acrylic on Board
12 x 16 in.
Wind Swept Trees, Fort Bragg

Wind Swept Trees, Fort Bragg
Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 30 in.
Royal Van Wharf

Royal Van Wharf
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 in.
Iona Beach Sunset

Iona Beach Sunset
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 24 in.
Flooded Trees, Terra Nova

Flooded Trees, Terra Nova
Acrylic on Board
16 x 20 in.
Winter Blast, Finn Slough

Winter Blast, Finn Slough
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 20 in.
Loraine's Garden

Loraine's Garden
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 24 in.
Cooper's Green Fortress

Cooper's Green Fortress
Acrylic on Board
14 x 18 in.
936 Flooded Whistler Lake

936 Flooded Whistler Lake
Acrylic on Board
24 x 12 in.
Capilano River Bend

Capilano River Bend
Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 20 in.
Stearman Beach Shoreline

Stearman Beach Shoreline
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 24 in.
Winter Railboard Fence, Ontario

Winter Railboard Fence, Ontario
Acrylic on Board
12 x 16 in.
Early Morning, Venice

Early Morning, Venice
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 24
Finn Slough Still Life

Finn Slough Still Life
Acrylic on Board
20 x 24 in.
Lightning Lake #2

Lightning Lake #2
Acrylic on Board
20 x 24 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 SHOW

Just opened a new show at a very popular eatery  SMOKEHOUSE SANDWICH RESTAURANT at 5188 Westminster Highway in Richmond. Four of my latest paintings are on display on their feature brick wall for all to see. What a place for a lunch or dinner! Check out their website and you'll be anxious to try it for yourself. There are great hosts to serve you. Enjoy the paintings and the top-notch food.

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

Its a new year and work in the studio is coming to a close. He's about to venture outside for plein air painting with his friends of the Meninhats Group. He'll 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. Because of storage problems at home he is also eliminating paintings from his inventory reluctantly. He is also doing more experimenting with other styles and methods and is encouraged by his results.

The group also has a display of paintings presently at City Hall in Richmond inspired from Harold Steeves farm. A dozen artists have contributed some amazing pieces to showcase Harold and his farm.

The Annual Finn Slough Show will take place again at the Richmond Art Centre  from April 11 to the 14th. John has two new paintings ready for that show. On Friday evening, the 12th there is an opening with a guest speaker along with music and food. Try to attend. You'll be inspired by what you see.

John is not doing Doors Open this year but is once again involved in preparing for the Annual Steveston Salmon Festival that takes place on Canada Day, July 1st.

As you can see it has been a busy time and with the change in weather the shift will be to working in the great outdoors. He hopes to have you visit the upcoming shows.

 

 

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  975 oil and acrylic paintings. Over 450 of those have been purchased by very satisfied collectors.

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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