Paul Beebe of South Windsor, CT has been painting in watercolor since age 15. He is a graduate of Southern CT State College with a degree in Graphic Design. He 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 thegreat supply of subject matter in which he could express himself. He began to render the historic schooners, elegant racing yachts and whaling ships that 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.
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. He currently shows his work at the Gallery at the Wood in South Windsor, CT where he had a one man show andThe Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT where he won an Award of Excellence in 2011 in the Annual International Marine Art Exhibition, and for the past three years has been in their Modern Marine Masters, The Plein Air Painters and the Miniature shows. 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.