Beverley Irwin

Beverley Irwin

  • Artist’s Statement

    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.

  • Biography

    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.

  • Influences

    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.

  • Awards

    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




  • Exhibitions

    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

  • Website

    www.beverleyjirwin.com

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Beverley Irwin

Brachychiton discolor 'Lacebark'
59 x 45 x 3cm Acrylic and watercolour on 300 gsm hot pressed watercolour paper $795.00

Beverley Irwin

Alpinia caerulea 'Native ginger'
56 x 49 x 3cm Acrylic and watercolour on 3oogsm hot pressed watercolour paper $795.00

Beverley Irwin

Ficus opposita 'Sandpaper fig' leaf
40 x 54 x 3cm Acrylic and watercolour on 300 gsm hot pressed paper $595.00