About the artist

Paul Beique

I enrolled in the architecture program at Texas Tech University in 1976, but only spent one year in the program before moving on to complete a degree in Petroleum Engineering. However, the desire to draw, paint and create stayed with me throughout my entire career

I began painting 40 years ago. First it was the dorm walls (approved by the campus…really).  Then I started using latex wall paint on home-made bedsheet canvases;  landscapes and surrealism.  After university, my efforts were more sporadic, and mostly in watercolour. Smaller works were better suited to my mobile lifestyle.  It wasn’t until I switched to acrylics around 2005 that I sharply increased my output.

Though mostly self-taught in my early years, I must thank one of Ireland’s wonderful artists, Henry Blackmore (http://henryblackmore.com/) for his fabulous teaching in France. I’m only beginning to understand. I also benefitted from continuing education courses offered by the Alberta College of Art and Design.

If you are interested in one of the Available Works, please contact me (beiqueart@gmail.com).  Prices do not include shipping.

If you would like to commission a painting, know that I try to capture the images, but more importantly the spirit of the material in my works.  Please note that all photographs are copyrighted, so if you have a commission request based on a photo, I would need the photographer’s permission to create a painting based on their work.