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Cindy Beatteay

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Desire, Jan 2016 Ink, Acrylic and Resin on Panel 24 X 24"
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Ambrosia, Jan 2016 Ink, Oil and Resin on Panel 12 X 12"
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Pippin, Jan 2016 Ink, Oil and Resin on Panel 12 X 12"
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Opus 55, Jan, 2016 Ink, Oil and Resin on Panel 16 X 16"
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Bioluminescent sea worm/ Sold, 2013 Oil on Masonite With Resin 12" X 12" © cindybeatteaystudios
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Bioluminescent Bubble Coral, 2013 Oil on Masonite 12" X 12" © cindybeatteaystudios
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Sea Web, 2013 Oil on Masonite 24 © cindybeatteaystudios
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Algae Bloom, 2013 Oil on Masonite With Resin 24 © Cindy Beatteay
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Nebula, October, 2012 Oil on Masonite With Resin 4 X 4 Feet
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Demersal, Oct, 2012 Oil on Masonite With Resin 48" X 48"
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Deep Sea Flowers / Sold, Oct 2012 Oil on Masonite With Resin 18" X 24"
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Jelly Fish (stranded on Golden Gate Beach) Detail, 2001 Oil on Canvas 60 X 60'' X 2 Inches © Cindy Beatteay
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Jelly Fish (stranded on Golden Gate Beach), 2001 Oil on Canvas 60"x 60" © Cindy Beatteay
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Jelly Fish, Detail, 2001 Oil on Canvas 60" X 60" © Cindy Beatteay
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The Stick, 2001 Oil on Canvas 46 X 34 X 2 Inches © Cindy Beatteay
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The Stick (Detail), 2001 Oil on Canvas 34" X 46" © Cindy Beatteay
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Wasp, 2002 Oil on Canvas 34" X 46" © Cindy Beatteay
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Wasp, 2001 Oil on Canvas 34" X 46" © Cindy Beatteay
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Sunflower 2 / Sold, 2001 Oil on Canvas 46" X 34" © Cindy Beatteay
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Sunflower 2 (Detail) / Sold, 2001 Oil on Canvas 38" X 66" © Cindy Beatteay
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Exotics, 2002 Oil on Canvas 48" X 48" © Cindy Beatteay
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Elfin cup, 2002 Oil on Canvas 38" X 66" © Cindy Beatteay
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Tomatio / Sold, 2000 Oil on Board 18" X 27" © Cindy Beatteay
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Galaxy, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 36" X 48" © Cindy Beatteay
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Reef / Sold, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 60" © Cindy Beatteay
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Spark, 2006 Acrylic on Board 27" X 30" © Cindy Beatteay
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Pelican, 2011 Oil on Canvas 24" X 24" © Cindy Beatteay
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Snowey Egret, 2005 Acrylic on Paper 26" X 43" © Cindy Beatteay
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Parrot Fish /Sold, 2003 Oil and Acrylic on Paper 27" X 45" © Cindy Beatteay
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SunFlowers Tryptich, 2005 Oil on Masonite 24" X 43" © Cindy Beatteay
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Sea Urchin 1, 2003 Oil on Canvas 16" X 16" © Cindy Beatteay
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Sea Urchin 2, 2003 Oil on Canvas 16" X 16" © Cindy Beatteay
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Sea Urchin 3, 2003 Oil on Canvas 16" X 16" © Cindy Beatteay
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Sea Urchin 4, 2003 Oil on Canvas 16" X 16" © Cindy Beatteay
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Manefesto, 1999 Oil on Paper 22" X 22" © Cindy Beatteay
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Waste, 1999 Oil on Canvas 23" X 23" © Cindy Beatteay
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Pink, 1999 Oil on Paper 23" X 23" © Cindy Beatteay
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Music, 1999 Oil on Canvas 23" X 23" © Cindy Beatteay
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Rhythm, 1999 Oil on Paper 23" X 23" © Cindy Beatteay
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It washes over us, Jan 2016 Ink, Oil and Resin on Panel 16 X 16"
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Ruby, Jan 2016 Oil, Ink and Resin on Panel 12 X 12"
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Red Delicious, Jan 2016 Oil, Ink and Resin on Panel 12 X 12"
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Inglewood, CA
Works in
Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.
Schools
Goldenwest College, 1986
UNM, 1998
UNM, 1993, BFA
Representing galleries
Laguna Beach, CA. Showcase Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA. , Sandstone Gallery
Tags
botanical, nature, astronomy, sea life abstract mixed-media, abstract, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, conceptual, realism, landscape, surrealism, modern, traditional, photography, design
Artist Statement

      2016       My current series, Shimmer continues to explore what I call reactive painting. I am utilizing oils, acrylics, inks  powdered pigments and solvents to acheive a controled chaos. I am allowing the chemicals to combine and react on the surface resulting in some beautiful collusion. I am using resin to magnify the layers and give a finished glassy suface. I have left behind the deep sea/deep space palette and imagery in favor of vibrant and light colors, some subtle metallics.  

   I hope to engage the viewer through careful technique as well as primitive sensibilities.  Humans and some animals are naturally attracted to shine and shimmer. Why? Because of our need for water.  This series is both reflective and refractive.  At times it reflects the viewres image back like water and it appers to bend or distort like looking into a tide pool.

 

Statement from 2012

      Inherent in my current paintings are two major components. First are the primal feelings I get from working with the chemicals, the work is about painting and being a painter.  Second, and equally important is my reverence for the natural world where most of my ideas are conceived. In this series, I used images of Deep Sea and Deep Space as my jumping off point. My intention is to evoke a place of mystery, a world unknown, a deep and dangerous beauty. 

   Photography has often informed my work and I prefer to shoot my own images. In this case I became awed by the images from The Hubble which are artworks in themselves. Outer Space is probably not that colorful without the manipulation and filters in the telescope. The Sea is filled with strange and beautiful bioluminescent creatures, living things that light from within. That is what I want for my paintings, to illuminate from within. 

  While science and photography have influenced these images, I personally  wanted to stretch beyond any subject matter I had used before. It required a new type of painting technique using different materials. That requires wearing a breathing aparatus and wielding a blow torch. Ironically, I have become a kind of astronaut or diver in my own studio.

    I am committed to making original work and I rarely make the same thing twice. I am a multidimensional artist skilled in many mediums, but I consider myself a painter first. At times, I have veered off painting to experiment with other mediums and to have a break. I am old enough now that I can set up my work in a retrospective format and see the evolution of my ideas through the years. I have included some older work on this site because I think it is relevent to my current work or just still fun to look at.