Bev’s original paintings explore the amazing natural treasures found throughout the Atlantic Provinces of Canada but also awe-inspiring beauty discovered during her travel adventures. Oceans, Marine Life, Forests, Lakes, Flora and Fauna!
Inspired by masters of post-impressionism, Van Gogh and Cezanne, Bev uses a subjective approach to painting, choosing symbolic colors, bold gestural strokes, and optical effects to evoke an emotional response. The Artist works mainly in acrylics but also engages in a variety of art media and forms.
Since childhood, Bev has expressed her view of the world through art. An award-winning artist, she studied Visual Art, Drama, and Education at U of Sask, U of Calgary, and the Elam School of Art, U of Auckland, (A Conceptual Art School). She has taught in schools and in her home since 1991. Bev especially enjoys teaching classes for students with varying needs and cultures. She enjoys painting theater sets, murals, and public art.
Since childhood, I have searched for ways to express my view of the world through art. I love to explore the amazing natural treasures found within the Maritimes, but also in my travel especially in Northeast Australia and the Great Barrier Reef.
I am inspired by the masters of post-impressionism, and use a subjective approach to painting, choosing symbolic colors, bold gestural, strokes, and optical effects to illustrate a narrative and to evoke an emotional response from the viewer.
The knowledge I’ve gained through my varied education in the arts, theatre, teaching and workshops have challenged me to explore and create visual art in a variety of media and genres.
I especially enjoy working with children: budding artists who have endless imagination and unrestrained expression. These includes students with varying needs and cultural backgrounds.
“A painting brings beauty into the world, and into our homes, ignites our senses, and creates a narrative. It has the power to spark personal reflection and shared conversations, often transcending barriers.
Creativity is essential to everyone’s holistic wellbeing. Art as therapy gives purpose to my art so art is no longer just aesthetic.”