Colored Pencil Society of America
Portrait Society of America
28th Annual CPSA International
Exhibition. Juror, Chris Valle, Chair/Professor,
Art and Design, University of Tampa
29th Annual CPSA International
Exhibition. Juror — Dr. Julie Aronson, Curator of American Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings at the Cincinnati Art Museum
1st Place Advanced Division
Color Magazine 22nd Annual Member Show
FINALIST in the Strokes of Genius 13
Best of Drawing Magazine
CHAD BECKER, CPSA
Art has always been an important part of my life. My late mother encouraged my talents since I was young—days when I remember my father bringing home rolls of paper from the paper-making machine company he was employed at.
It wasn’t until my post-college years that I began focusing on color penciled work, and started this new medium with a self-portrait in my Revolutionary War uniform, a nod to the living history hobby I took up at the age of 12.
As a realistic portrait artist, I enjoy drawing subjects that capture moments in time, both modern and historical. My process begins with a well-thought out idea, then progresses to finding a model and location. When I begin drawing, I always start with a line drawing and then color in the details, wanting the final product to be realistic, but not too much that people believe it’s a photograph.
I’m excited to share my work and my passion for art in a world that desperately needs the joy this type of work brings. Thank you for joining me on this journey! I look forward to preserving special times for us all to enjoy, and remind of us of who we were and who we are today.
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As a realistic portrait artist, I enjoy drawing subjects that capture moments in time, both modern and historical – providing families a drawing they will cherish for generations to come. Contact me if you are interested in commissioning a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork that captures your special moments, now and then.