I am passionate about my art and the environment, and although I have painted in a variety of styles realism satisfies and inspires me the most. Wildlife and Botanical art requires considerable discipline and perfectly planned and detailed drawing. It can take me up to six weeks to complete a painting, and even longer if it is a large complex piece. I use watercolour for my Botanical subjects, and Acrylic and Gouache for the wildlife studies.
Beverley spent her youth in Talwood in SW Qld. She studied art at high school, completed art courses at TAFE and USQ and studied botanical art with Dr Gillian Scott. She has been a professional artist since 1993 and has a BA degree from USQ. Bev has won several awards and was selected to exhibit in the New York State Museum’s Focus on Nature biennial exhibitions from 2010 to the final exhibition in 2019 winning Jury Awards in 2012 and 2019, where two of her works are in the permanent collection.
My botanical art has been inspired by the exquisite work of Scottish artist Rory McEwan. He was one of the most important influences on the development of contemporary botanical art across the world.
2019…Jury Award Focus on Nature New York State Museum
2016... Selected to exhibit, Focus on Nature, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown, NY
2016…Best Natural History Award, Queensland Wildlife Art Society
2014…Selected to exhibit, Focus on Nature, New York State Museum
2012…Jury award, Focus on Nature, New York State Museum
2010…Selected to exhibit, Focus on Nature, New York State Museum
2007…Silver award (other media) Wildlife Art @ Discovery Canberra
Selected to hang in the Mortimer Art Exhibition in 2011 & 2012
Regular exhibitions with the following Societies:
Botanical Art Society of Australasia
Botanical Art Society of Queensland
Queensland Wildlife Artists Society Inc.
Wildlife Art Society of Australasia
A number of solo exhibitions
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