In the Audubon Tradition Exhibition

About Greg Beecham

After a forty one year career of painting wildlife art, Greg Beecham is no less passionate to learn and grow as an artist than he was that first full-time day in 1978. He struggled for many years to define his vision and improve his technical skills. Force to slow down and ponder life and work as he lay in a hospital bed for three days in 2013, he asked himself a simple question, “Who am I?” In other words, “What am I trying to say as an artist and how do I go about saying it?”
His conclusion to himself was that he must take the tools of his trade; color, value, texture, edges, drawing and composition and, in his work, strive toward unity in the context of simplicity and beauty.
Beecham considers this a journey. There have been a few paintings that have come close to matching the vision. And he is thankful to be a blessing to people with his work. But he still presses on hoping to one day match vision and reality.
Beecham’s work is included in permanent collections of The Gilcrease Museum, The National Museum of Wildlife Art, The James Museum, The Briscoe Museum, and The Montana Historical Museum. He is a six time winner of the Prix de West wildlife art award.


Momma’s Got Twins



27 x 33″

This momma griz has faithfully raised her two cubs for three years now. She has given them all she’s got – even been willing to fight and die for them. They are ready to go off on their own – but she’s once again going to be called upon for a tough job. They won’t go without her forcing them away. Once she goes into estrus, and especially if a suiter then comes her way, she will run them off and begin another family. She’s done well. I have approached this painting in a more contemporary format, minimizing background, with strong design and interesting textures being my primary focus.

How to Purchase
To purchase this artwork please email the name of the piece you want along with the artist’s name.
Erica Wainwright
Cincinnati Museum Center