About Me

Chatham Kent, Ontario, Canada is my home and native land. I was born here, went to school here, had my first jobs here, grew up here.

After graduating from UWO, life’s gravitational pull took me west to the coast of British Columbia; east – far east, to the countries of Eastern Asia; back north to Canada; and now back “home” to Southwestern Ontario.

Art was a constant companion throughout life’s adventures, career choices and travels. A touch of each experience, each location, country, community and province is in every one of my paintings.

My recent series of “tree shape” paintings represents an amalgamation of past pursuits and experimentation. Line, texture, and paint are used to layer, experiment, and layer some more, as ideas emerge and migrate through the layers. Exploring the interplay of the components of line, texture, and paint is the focus of my mixed media artwork.

 
 
The unique human ability to see, to be aware, to respond, to bring something new into being, is very evident in Bev’s work. She continually explores and experiments with new materials and processes and combines them with familiar ones. Ideas constantly emerge and diverge. She displays a keen sense of observation and finds potential in the most unlikely things. The finished products demonstrate the patience and persistence she brings to her work. There is often humour; there is always enthusiasm. After experiencing decades of Bev’s creative expression, her latest work leaves me excited, joyful and very supportive of the idea that creativity is women’s highest and healthiest activity.
— Nita Ross, Potter

Shows

Solo Exhibitions

  • William Street Café, Chatham Ont. CK ArtCrawl (2019)

  • Flying Saucers Café, Sechelt B.C. “Bold and Beautiful” (2005)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “Relief” (2004)

Group Exhibitions

  • Willistead Park, Windsor Ontario “Art in the Park” (2019)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “Friends of the Gallery” (2017)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “Friends of the Gallery” (2016)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “Friends of the Gallery” (2015)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “Metamorphisis” (2014)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “Friends of the Gallery” (2014)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “Friends of the Gallery” (2013)

  • Hope Arts Gallery, British Columbia “Revelations I” (2005)

  • Gibsons Public Art Gallery “Revelations I” (2005)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “Summer Invitational” (2005)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “Friends of the Gallery” (2005)

  • Sechelt Family Arts Festival “Juried Exhibition” (2004)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “Silver Exhibition” (2004)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “Drawn to Life” (2003)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “9/11” (2002)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “Friends of the Gallery” (2002)

  • Gibsons Landing Fibre Festival “ People’s Choice Award” (2001)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “Friends of the Gallery” (2001)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Centre “Go Figure” (2001)

Corporate Collections

  • Dundee Wealth Management

International Collections (Private)

  • Singapore (2019)

  • Nefiés, France (2018)

Community Donations

  • Rondeau Yacht Club (2019)

  • Sechelt, BC.Home and Garden Show (2017)

  • Kids for Kids Charity, Sechelt, BC. (2010)

  • Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts (2005, 2003, 2001)

  • Sunshine Coast Conservation Society (2004, 2003)

  • Sunshine Coast Arts Council (2004, 2003)

  • St. Mary’s Hospital, Sechelt, BC (2002)