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Milo G. Beman IV

Visionary. Explorer. “The Green” Painter

“I have been blessed with a wonderful gift and enjoy doing art very much. What art means to me is to create something very special, be creative and to express my emotions and feelings.”  Milo G. Beman IV

Milo G. Beman IV is a passionate, self-­employed artist and illustrator. His interest in art began as a young boy, and his early drawings in pen and markers were mainly capturing the likeness of the characters he admired from television. As Milo has grown, so has his mastery of the craft by combining varied artists’ tools and techniques. When drawing today his utensils range from pen and ink, colored pencils and pastels to markers and charcoal; when painting, he enjoys working with pastels, oils, acrylics, and gouache.

Influenced by the work of some of the world’s most renowned impressionists, Milo cites Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Toulouse-Lautrec among his favorite painters.

“Whenever I see a beautiful view of a landscape or an interesting individual, I usually sketch it on paper and try to remember it by labeling the colors for the composition of the painting I envision [completing later].”

Milo’s passion for the arts is contagious and his vantage point is unique. Diagnosed with autism at the young age of three, through the years he has carefully been guided through proactive steps to cultivate his strong aptitude for the arts. With the guidance, coaching, and encouragement of his family, friends, and mentors, Milo has long challenged himself always to do his best by laboring over minute details to perfect his work.

Using a variety of textiles ranging from canvas to cardboard, Milo assumed the  nickname “The Green Painter” because he saves cardboards to use for oil paintings and pastel drawings. “The paint,” he says, “dries much quicker in only a day or two.”

Inspired by scenery, favorite vacation spots and old postcards, as well as photographs from magazines and newspapers, Milo loves to paint what he knows best and loves most including still life and portraits of friends and relatives.

In the last few years, Milo has been commissioned and has sold a number of paintings. As he works to tell the many distinct stories of life through his own unique perspective, Milo continues to push his skills to the next level. In exploring new opportunities and crafting

Milo is available for commissioned work. Email him at cosmobeman@yahoo.com or “Friend” Milo Beman on Facebook.