Jim Beckner captures the buzz of city life through his energetic oil paintings

6 pm © Jim Beckner

It's not easy to capture the frantic pace, motion and energy of any given city, but Jim Beckner manages to with the flick of a brush.

The Denver artist's energetic oil paintings seem to vibrate with the pulse of urban life. Gritty and edgy, along with a palette of bright – sometimes dark – colours, his works seem to leap from each canvas. You can almost hear the throngs of pedestrians, the beeping taxis and the electric buzz coming from every street light on every corner.

Represented by Abend Gallery in Denver, where some of his paintings are available for sale, you can find out more about what he's up to over on his Facebook page.

Dusk © Jim Beckner

Dusk © Jim Beckner

17th Street #12 © Jim Beckner

17th Street #12 © Jim Beckner

NYC © Jim Beckner

NYC © Jim Beckner

New York Walkway © Jim Beckner

New York Walkway © Jim Beckner

Cafe © Jim Beckner

Cafe © Jim Beckner

Lincoln © Jim Beckner

Lincoln © Jim Beckner

Urban Sunset © Jim Beckner

Urban Sunset © Jim Beckner