Norman Bean - Fine Artist

Norman Bean

Maxwell, TX - United States

 
 
 

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Norman Bean

Maxwell, TX - United States

Norman Bean - Fine Artist

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Norman Bean DRAWINGS OF ITALY
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Norman Bean was raised in El Paso, Texas, attended El Paso Public Schools through High School and then two years at the University of Texas at El Paso. Leaving El Paso in 1971, he wandered California, Arizona, Texas and Georgia and many places in between, finally settling in Austin, Texas.

While Norman has always created drawings and paintings, after arriving in Austin, Texas, he focused on making a living restoring antique motorcycles, an art form in its own right. In his spare time Norman played keyboards in rock and roll bands, entertaining at music venues from 6th Street to Biker Bars and beyond, promoting music events with his artistic flyers and posters.

In 2008 a pivotal moment came during a 'Study Abroad' tour to Italy with the Texas State University Art Department. Norman's eyes were opened to graphite on paper as a fine art medium. Seeing and experiencing Renaissance art helped Norman to understand his own work in a new way. 2008 began new explorations into graphite techniques and subject matter. After studying Wassily Kandinsky’s “Point and Line to Plane,” Norman began to apply abstract principles to objective realism, effectively creating dramatic perspectives and unusual viewpoints that make his graphite on paper drawings appear almost photo realistic. Motorcycles, Italy and travel to other countries remain an important source of inspiration, as do the iconic Courthouses of Central Texas.

There is hope and assurance that artistic scenes, people and things well present themselves faster than they can be imagined.
His recent drawings are created on 19” x 24” cream white 100lb vellum of light or medium tooth. Standard graphite pencils 2H through 12B are employed in creating the lights, darks and details. Various smudgers and kneaded erasers are used to create some of the textural effects with and against the tooth of the paper.

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Grim Reaper by Norman Bean

 

Capitol of Texas by Norman Bean

 

Orvieto Italy by Norman Bean

 

Hays County Capitol by Norman Bean

 

Plazzo Medici Firenza by Norman Bean

 

Colosseo by Norman Bean

 

Brough Superior SS 100 by Norman Bean

 

Leone by Norman Bean

 

Shopping in Lucca by Norman Bean

 

Zundapp K800 by Norman Bean

 

St. Peters Basilica by Norman Bean

 

These Eyes of Stone by Norman Bean

 

Matchless Moto by Norman Bean

 

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San Miniato by Norman Bean

 

San Marco by Norman Bean

 

Palazzo Medici Riccardi by Norman Bean

 

Santa Maria della Salute by Norman Bean

 

The Pantheon by Norman Bean

 

Pisa Duomo by Norman Bean

 

Piazza della Repubblica by Norman Bean

 

Prophets and Patriarchs by Norman Bean

 

1922 F/n by Norman Bean

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