Artists

Peter Beckley – Coastal Focus Art

Meet the Artist

Peter Beckley is a North Carolina artist and designer specializing in coastal and landscape art, but he also likes to venture out into other styles from time to time. Most notable of these recent adventures is his Hidden Music series, inspired by some drastic life changes and losing himself in music to cope.

His first group exhibition, featuring two of his charcoal drawings, happened in 1994, an experience he says he’ll never forget for how nerve-wracking, and gratifying it was. He’s now been creating art for over 20 years in a variety of media including charcoal, photography, pen and ink, leather, paint, and most recently, digitally. He says the one thing that he’s noticed when looking back though his catalog of work is that over time is that he has become more comfortable with color, but still has a fear of the blank page. His focus now is almost entirely on coastal and landscape art, the works inspired by his move to Wilmington, North Carolina in 2014. Recent themes include ocean life, shells, and coastal landscape paintings and photographs.

Amy Grant – Art In Bloom – Gallery Deenie Dowell – Mosaics Unleashed – Mosaics Jill Jackson – SeaSpray Watercolors Soul Anchor – Adelia Spivey SuSue Studio – Sue Konkol Needle & Thread Studio – Marianne Donohue Bitsy Crawford – 2 Chicks With Scents Cabin Girl Designs Taylor Monroe – TayTangle Designs Karen Mason – The Glass Garden Heather Baldwin – Heather Leigh Designs June Druchunas & Lois Wallace – Victorian Magpie Hannah Lee – An American Metalsmith Lauren Rogers – Lauren Rogers Ceramics Doug Dupuis – Decaying Dougs Photos Heather Thornton – Patina Queen Jeffrey Karnes Photography The ArtWorks at Wilmington Jennifer Gaydos & James Harrington – CharmedbyU Holly Scott – Ocean Fired Studio Pottery Lisa Chandler – LC Quilled Pendant Design Sara Toothman – Cosmic Art By Sara Linda Flynn – Linda Flynn Art James Steele – Jim’s Wood Art Jameka Purdie – Alter Ego Designs Marlene McDonald – Marlene McDonald, Inc. Dalanee Bianchi – Artisan Clay Flowers Cameron Johnson – CJ’s Sea Shop Kristi Carter – KC Design Debi Lancaster – D Lancaster Art Lori King – Glass Designs by Lori King Christopher Diaz-Raluco Notion Tracey Walton – Tracey Lenn’s Studio Laura Kalina – Mossy Fox Studio Jennifer DeMary – Kritter Couture & More Emily Walter – Walter Pottery Kristy McKnight – JK Castaway Jenn Maksymiak – JEMS of the SEA Scott Seifer – Woodcraft by Scott Diana Welte – By The Beach Studio Beth Carroll – Art By Beth Carroll Jonathon Hendershott – Surfboard Tables & More Jessica Miller – THINKBIG DESIGNS Seaside Crafts & More – Larry Honaker Peter Beckley – Coastal Focus Art Lauren Jones – Home Body Field Goods