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. Canadian Robert Bateman and Belgian Carl Brenders have influenced my wildlife studies.
Beverley has won several awards, the most notable are:
2020…Selected to exhibit, Artistic Endeavour, touring Australian venues 2021 to
2020…Best Botanical Art, International Nature in Art, QWASI
2020…Best International Wildlife Art, International Nature in Art, QWASI
2019…Selected to exhibit, and Jury award, Focus on Nature, New York State Museum
2016... Selected to exhibit, Focus on Nature, Roger Tory Peterson Institute,
2016…Best Natural History Award, Queensland Wildlife Art Society
2014…Selected to exhibit, Focus on Nature, New York State Museum
2012…Selected to exhibit and Jury award, Focus on Nature, New York State Museum
2010…Selected to exhibit, Focus on Nature, New York State Museum
As well as having several solo exhibitions Bev has exhibited widely throughout Queensland and Interstate and has also been part of group exhibitions in Germany, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and the United States of America.
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