Showing in the Foyer Gallery
About the Artist
Originally trained in Graphic Design, Beymer began to work in transparent watercolor upon his retirement from the Los Rios Community College District in 1996. His style is influenced by the work of water-media artist Gerald Brommer. The use of a variety of hand made papers from Asia provides the textural qualities prevalent in many of his paintings. Some works also incorporate pen & ink, Gouache or colored pencil. He has presented many demonstrations and workshops on this unique process.
Beymer considers himself primarily a landscapist and works from sketches, digital images and notes, with occasional experiments with still life and calligraphy. The graphic hard edge influence is prevalent in most of his work.
Dick Beymer’s work has been in many local large and small group exhibitions, received several awards and is in many private collections. He worked summers at the California State Fair Art gallery for four seasons designing the show’s catalog. Solo shows included the Casa Garden, the Iron Door Gallery in Murphy’s, and the Artful Gatherings Gallery in Chicago. He is a Lifetime member of WASH (Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons), formerly a member of the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Elk Grove Artists, and founding and past member of the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center.