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These 2 defiant trees are clinging to the cliffs near Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump near Lethbridge Alberta, Canada. Native hunters many many years ago used to drive herds of buffalo off these cliffs to supply meat for their tribe for the winter.

How times have changed… there is a great interpretive center at the site now, but the buffalo are long gone.

11 X 14 acrylic on canvas.

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Acrylic Painting
Landscape Painting
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Alberta Wild Rosé Country
Great Plains of North America

Michael Beckett is a Calgary based artist who just loves the process of creating art. His favorite media is acrylic paint and likes working with conte (hard pastel), but also likes playing with new ‘toys’. Subject matter can vary widely, but tends to paint still lifes, natural scenes and wildlife, and figurative work. He also enjoys using conte to draw uniquely styled portraits.

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  • roza50
    roza50almost 2 years ago

  • thank you Roza! :o)

    – Michael Beckett

  • Vivian Eagleson
    Vivian Eaglesonalmost 2 years ago

    This lovely painting makes me feel as if I’m really there looking out into the distance. Very nice!

  • Thank you so much for all your thoughtful comments Vivian! :o)

    – Michael Beckett

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHessealmost 2 years ago

    I love the crispness, clarity and depth in this landscape, Michael.

  • thanks so much Jolante… i’m glad you like! :o)

    – Michael Beckett

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 2 years ago


    Congratulations Michael! Your work is featured in the Landscape Painting Group group.

    Please visit the FEATURE PAGE for 3rd March 2013 to leave/receive comments.

  • thank you Lynda! :o)

    – Michael Beckett

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 1 year ago


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  • thank you Deborah! :o)

    – Michael Beckett

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 1 year ago


    Congratulations Michael!

  • thank you Teresa! :o)

    – Michael Beckett

  • DriftingAudrey
    DriftingAudreyover 1 year ago

  • thank you Audrey! :o)

    – Michael Beckett

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your Top Tenner with this beautiful work in the ‘TREES’ Challenge (Painted Florals & Trees). It is a lovely painting.

  • thank you Lynda! :o)

    – Michael Beckett

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 1 year ago


    July 10, 2013 Congratulations!!

  • Thank you Leslie! :o)

    – Michael Beckett

  • PhotosByG
  • thanks so much! :o)

    – Michael Beckett

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