Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor
Shadows On Bayou Teche", oil on canvas, 20" x 24".
have flocked to New Orleans for over two hundred years, and have
included the likes of Edgar Degas. Labeled as "the City that care
forgot", New Orleans has a relaxed atmosphere that stimulates the
artistic creative process. The French Quarter has the charm of old
Europe, while the Garden Districts evokes the character of the
Antebellum South. It is no wonder that one finds painters setting their
easels throughout the city, around the French Quarter, and around
Jackson Square, the heart of the French Quarter.
has a vast number of galleries and one of the countries best art
museums, The New Orleans Museum of Fine Art. It is not surprising that
in a city with a long history and culture immersed in the arts, its
native-born artists would look inward for their inspiration. Stanley
Beck has never had to go far to find inspiring subjects for his
paintings and photographs.