Billy Bob Beamer

Billy Bob Beamer (b. 1947) is an artist working in small formats with a desire to create compositions through use of meditational and labor-intensive techniques.  He has exhibited in over 60 solo, juried/curated, and invitational art shows throughout the USA and at the Ancient High House Museum, Staffordshire, UK. His art works can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Virginia's Governor's Mansion, the Virginia Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley, and the estate of noted art/cultural historian, Roger Shattuck. Currently, in addition to his own drawing, Beamer teaches classes in "drawing as quiet active meditation" to relieve pain and stress. In January and February of 2011, Beamer exhibited with Wes Mills and other internationally known artists at Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia. The exhibit featured work done by those who use meditation as a primary vehicle for creating. Mr. Beamer says, "My best way to express incalculable enormity is to create its contrasting opposite, as seen in these small drawings." Beamer, a sociology graduate of the College of William and Mary, is also a retiree from the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Social Services, and an award-winning trumpeter, with a 40 year week-end career playing jazz, R & B, blues, and other types of music. Billy Bob and his wife, Kathy, live in Bedford County, Virginia. "At this time, I am concentrating on drawing--- that most basic mode of communication -- in a small format. To paraphrase Blake: "the universe lies in a grain of sand."

 


Selected Works
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Billy Bob Beamer drawing
Billy Bob Beamer drawing
Billy Bob Beamer drawing
"word dust text POME & word dust/ 44(V.a"
graphite, colored pencil on ochre paper
3 " X 6" (inches)
2011
SOLD
Signed by artist
"word dust : to the garden "
graphite, colored pencil on paper
8.5 x 11 " (inches)
2009
$850
Signed by artist

"word dust : inverse for g manley hopkins"
graphite, colored pencil on paper
8.5 x 11 " (inches)
2009
$850
Signed by artist

Billy Bob Beamer drawing
"word dust : untitled text"
graphite, colored pencil on paper
3 x 3 " (inches)
2010/2011
SOLD
Signed by artist


"Untitled Word Dust 2a"
graphite on acid free card stock
3" X 3" (inches)
2011
$250
Signed by artist
Prices and availability subject to change

"Untitled Word Dust 1a"
graphite, chalk on acid free card stock
6" X 6" (inches)
2011
SOLD
Signed by artist
Billy Bob Beamer drawing
Billy Bob Beamer drawing
Billy Bob Beamer drawing
"Stupa III (Word Dust)"
graphite, chalk on acid free card stock
6" X 6" (inches)
2010
$500
Signed by artist
Prices and availability subject to change

"Untitled Word Dust Text (1)"
graphite,chalk on paper
3" X 3" (inches)
2010
SOLD
Signed by Artist
Prices and availability subject to change
"Untitled (Word Dust) (2)"
graphite, chalk on acid free card stock
6" X 6" (inches)
2010
$500
Signed by artist
Prices and availability subject to change

 

Billy Bob Beamer drawing

 

Billy Bob Beamer drawing

 

Billy Bob Beamer drawing

"Untitled Word Dust Text (3)"
graphite, marker, chalk on acid free card stock
6" X 6" (inches)
2010
$500
Signed by Artist
Prices and availability subject to change


"Untitled Word Dust Text (4)"
graphite, chalk on acid free card stock
6" X 6" (inches)
2010
$500
Signed by Artist

Prices and availability subject to change

"Untitled Word Dust Text (5)"
graphite,chalk on paper
3" X 3" (inches)
2010
$250
Signed by artist
Prices and availability subject to change



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