Whichever subject Beston approaches, his paintings are rich and brilliant, tackling complexity with a sensitive approach to his personal feelings on the visual matter. He has the ability to beautifully and accurately render his subjects with a contemporary sensibility. Many of his paintings are instilled with a narrative element, a skill Beston developed during his long career in film. His work has been generally described as realist, though his content has elements of the surreal.
His paintings are exhibited extensively on Long Island, recently at MM Fine Art Gallery in South Hampton, NY, and i2018 at the Heckscher Biennial. Beston's paintings are in private collections on Long Island and in New York City, Florida, Rhode Island, Toronto Ontario, and London, England.
He studied art at Croydon College of Art and Hampstead School of Art in London, and at West Dean College in Sussex, England. He has worked internationally as an award-winning film editor of features, documentaries, and commercials. He lives and works on the East End of Long Island, NY, and paints full time. For painting details and info, click HERE.