Paul Beebe was born in 1965 in New Haven, CT. He is a graduate of Southern CT State College with a degree in Graphic Design. He resides in South Windsor, Connecticut with his wife and fellow artist, Christine, and their sons Jack and Nicholas.
Paul has been painting since age 15, but found himself drawn to marine subjects after his first visit to the island of Martha’s Vineyard 26 years ago. He became inspired by its rich maritime history and great supply of subject matter in which he could express himself. He began to render the historic schooners, elegant racing yachts and whaling ships that regularly cruised island waters.
Starting with a preliminary value sketch, Paul develops his paintings using multiple layers of color from a limited palette. His finished paintings are highly expressive works that feature the luminous skies and muted colors that define his subject in different atmospheric conditions. He enjoys both studio and plein air painting.
Paul is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA); Martha’s Vineyard Art Association as well as the Hamden Arts League and he is a member of the Salmagundi Art Club in New York City.
His work has been accepted in the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT since 2008 where he won an Award of Excellence in 2011 and the Rudolph J. Schaefer III Emerging Artist Award in 2013 in the International Marine Art Exhibition. He won First Place in the Watercolor category at the All Island Art Show on Martha’s Vineyard and Best Landscape at the Hamden Arts League’s Golden Bells Art Show. He also has been featured in “Waterways, a Gathering of Marine Masters” at the Art of the Sea Gallery in South Thomaston, Maine.