John Beeman is an artist whose subject matter has varied widely. His focus, however in recent years has been people and their environment. He portrays his subjects with keen observation and at times a sharp and subtle wit. John’s subjects can perhaps be best described as ‘the art of everyday life in Australia’ past and present. Restaurants, court rooms, funerals, weddings and rural life are just some of the diverse subjects that inspire John’s art and the characters he portrays are always represented with an elegant drama that provokes the viewer to think about the lives and thoughts of the subjects he portrays. His formal training ensures that he pays particular attention his construction of his work and his knowledge of contemporary art. He has been awarded many prizes for his work including: Port Macquarie Art Society Rio Art Carnival 1st Prize, Macquarie Award 1000 and On Broadway art Prize.