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Ronnie Beets
Atlanta, GA

About the Artist

Ronnie Beets was born in Fortaleza, Brazil and adopted as an infant by a family in east Tennessee. His upbringing was traditional and Southern Baptist. Modern art and culture were never big topics in his household, but Ronnie loved drawing and always felt compelled to create. His paintings exude the undeniable influences of Cubism and Abstract masters like Picasso and Chagall while remaining fresh and original.
A high school art teacher prompted Beets to pick up a brush for the first time. Even though Ronnie informed his teacher that he was not a painter, she informed him that his next as…

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About the Artist

Ronnie Beets was born in Fortaleza, Brazil and adopted as an infant by a family in east Tennessee. His upbringing was traditional and Southern Baptist. Modern art and culture were never big topics in his household, but Ronnie loved drawing and always felt compelled to create. His paintings exude the undeniable influences of Cubism and Abstract masters like Picasso and Chagall while remaining fresh and original.
A high school art teacher prompted Beets to pick up a brush for the first time. Even though Ronnie informed his teacher that he was not a painter, she informed him that his next assignment was to be a painting. He completed the piece, a female mannequin torso, tea kettle, and a bundle of flowers in brilliant yellows and blues. In this fledgling effort, Ronnie’s signature style and love of painting were born.
After high school, Ronnie went on to college to study art education and quickly realized that he had no desire to teach.  Easel in hand, he left college and set out on the noble path of the ‘starving artist’ with that original brightly painted woman at his side, as she remains to this day.
"I have chosen to live a life consumed by Art. I trust it and believe in it for my survival and growth. The day that I decided to completely dismiss the notion of the ‘Starving Artist’ was the day I became free to become my greatest Self. And I will strive forward within that realization for the rest of my life." ~Ronnie

Artist’s Work

A lesson learned
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A Lesson Learned

By Ronnie Beets

Big momma
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Big Momma

By Ronnie Beets

Crossroads 4
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Crossroads

By Ronnie Beets

Csi portrait
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CSI Portrait

By Ronnie Beets

Olga 3 diamonds
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Olga 3 Diamonds

By Ronnie Beets

Aunt babs
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Aunt Babs

By Ronnie Beets

Masquerade
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Masquerade

By Ronnie Beets

Egyptian boy
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Egyptian Boy

By Ronnie Beets

Nairobi
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Nairobi

By Ronnie Beets

Nefertiti and aten
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Nefertiti and Aten

By Ronnie Beets

Self evident truths
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Self-Evident Truths

By Ronnie Beets

The bisons tale
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The Bison's Tale

By Ronnie Beets

Holy mother and child
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Holy Mother and Child

By Ronnie Beets

Crucifixation
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Crucifixation

By Ronnie Beets

To be or not to be
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To be, or not to be

By Ronnie Beets

Olympia
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Olympia

By Ronnie Beets

Emerging 3
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Emerging

By Ronnie Beets

Lunar nefertiti
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Lunar Nefertiti

By Ronnie Beets

About face
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About Face

By Ronnie Beets

Intimacy and attraction
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More Intimacy and Attraction

By Ronnie Beets

La vampira gioconda
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'La Vampira, Gioconda'

By Ronnie Beets

French bar
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French Bar

By Ronnie Beets

Selected Exhibitions

  • Studio N7
    Atlanta, GA, 2016
  • PB&J Gallery
    Atlanta, GA, 2013
  • National Black Arts Festival
    Atlanta, GA, 2013
  • Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
    Boone, NC, 2009
  • The Candy Factory Galleries
    Knoxville, TN, 1998

Press and Accolades

  • DY Magazine http://www.issuu.com/damonyoumans/docs/thedymag.com?mode=window&backgroundColor#222222
    Setember/October 2011
  • The2econdfloor.com http://the2econdfloor.com/2011/08/flashlight-ronnie-beets/
    August 2011
  • The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts http://www.turchincenter.org/exhibitions/259
    November 2007

Education

  • Lenoir-Rhyne College,
    Hickory, NC,1999