MIKE BEEMAN, PASTEL CECIL BYRNE GALLERY, CHARLESTON, SC
Mike’s interest in art began at an early age while living in Banbury, England. His neighbor, a portrait artist, sparked a fascination that has influenced him throughout his career. Painting in oils or pastels, in studio or on location, his love for a challenge takes him from figurative work to landscapes to still lifes. No matter the subject or medium, Mike is focused on capturing the light and creating a mood that will engage the viewer. His work has been selected in Pastel Journal’s top 100 competitions five times, including the 2013 Silver Award for still life, the Richeson 75, and International Association of Pastel Societies’ exhibits.
Mike is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the IAPS Master Circle.