The Artwork of

Janet Lucas Beck

Janet Smith Lucas Beck is an oil painter whose favorite subjects include landscapes, street scenes, and figures. She is represented by galleries in Birmingham, AL and Seaside, FL.

“I love to travel and view my paintings as an attempt to demonstrate the beauty and variety of God’s creation.”


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Janet Lucas Beck

“When I was in high school, I read a historical novel about the painter Titian. The author wrote that when Titian looked out his window in Venice, he saw the scene before him in patches of color as if it were a painting. I remember thinking that I would never be a painter because I did not view the world that way. After I began painting, I realized that I was seeing the landscape as an arrangement of colors as I had imagined Titian seeing the Italian scene before him. I decided that one does not become a painter because one sees the world differently than others, but rather one begins to see the world differently after becoming a painter.

Inspired by the colors and subtleties of the landscape, I observe the colors of the grasses, trees and distant horizons whether I am looking out my window at home, driving the highways of the beautiful Southern United States, riding a bicycle down a country road in Europe or walking in my neighborhood at dusk. I enjoy capturing the effects of light, shadow, atmosphere and weather and painting reflections: light reflecting on water as the sun sets in the gulf, light reflecting on rainy city streets, light reflecting on the hard surfaces of porcelain or glass bottles. “

Janet lives in Birmingham, Alabama. She and her husband, Cary Beck, have five children and six grandchildren. She is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee and received a B.A. from the University of Virginia.


Janet has participated in numerous art shows in Birmingham, Nashville, Knoxville and Highlands NC.   Her paintings are included in private and corporate collections across the United States, including Harbert Management Corporation, Energen Corporation, Alabama Power Company, Regions Bank, Oakworth Capital Bank, Cadence Bank and Spring House Restaurant at Lake Martin.

Janet is represented by the Beverly McNeil Gallery in Birmingham and the Red Bird Gallery in Seaside, Florida.  She is a member of the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society.

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