Greg Beecham is in his fortieth year of full-time painting. He specializes in wildlife art. Beecham’s vision is to sculpt with paint. That is, he paints in such a way that communicates not only the illusion of dimension, but genuine depth to the paint itself. His ideal is unity in the context of simplicity and beauty.
Beecham is a six-time wildlife award recipient at the Prix de West Invitational at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. He also won the Buyer’s Choice medal at the Prix de West. He received the Artist’s Choice award and People’s Choice award at Western Visions, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming. In 2018, he was awarded the David Crockett Artists’ Choice Award at the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Night of Artists. Beecham was initiated into the Gilcrease Rendezvous Hall of Fame and recognized with a retrospective of his work at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His work is in the permanent collections of the Gilcrease Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Montana Historical Museum, and the Briscoe Museum.
Beecham lives high in the Wyoming Rockies with his wife, Lu. They have two grown children. They enjoy their horses, hunting, and watching and photographing the local wildlife. As a Christian, Beecham honors the sanctity of life and the beauty of creation. His motto is, “Do all things unto the Lord, and get so good you can’t be ignored.”