Art does not reproduce the visible; rather it makes visible.Paul Klee
Beverley is constantly striving to portray experiences, concepts and feelings using line, form, colour and space relationships in contemporary and often abstract ways.
She works mainly in acrylics on canvas. Initially she builds up mindscapes from her visual experiences and then allows the work to evolve on the canvas. Eventually, she reaches the creative point where the painting dictates what she should do next.
Beverley loves to expose the underlying transparent layers in some areas, whilst covering them in others. More transparent glazing follows building layer upon layer. Her work continues to evolve in this manner until she feels the dialogue between colour, form and space has been resolved.
|2019||RQAS Abstract Awards||Highly Commended|
|2017||RQAS Landscape Exhibition||Commended|
|2017||RQAS All Creatures Exhibition||People's Choice Award|
|2017||RQAS Artist's Choice Awards||Highly Commended||2017||RQAS Abstract Awards||Highly Commended|
|2016||RQAS Abstract Awards||3rd Prize|
|2016||RQAS Town & Country Exhibition||Highly Commended|
|2016||Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular||Finalist|
|2015||Kenilworth Arts Council Inc, Exhibition||Selected|
|2015||Rio Tinti Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, Gladstone||Selected|
|2015||Brisbane Boys Grammar School Art Exhibition||Selected|
|2014||Kenilworth Arts Council Inc, Kenilworth Painting Prize 2014||Finalist|
|2014||The Stanthorpe Art Festival||Short Listed|
|2013||Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, Gladstone||Christian Thomsen Painting Award|
|2013||Royal Queensland Art Society Inc.||Fellow of the RQAS|
|2013||Kenilworth Arts Council Inc, Kenilworth Painting Prize 2013||Finalist|
|2012||Brookfield Show, Open Art Award||2nd Prize|
|2011||Maleny Art Awards & Exhibition, Oil or Acrylic||1st Prize|
|2009||RQAS Annual Exhibition, Open Section||Commended|
|2008||Brookfield Show, Open Art Award||1st Prize|
|2007||RQAS Annual Exhibition, Open Section||Commended|
|2006||Brookfield Show, Open Art Award||3rd Prize|
|2006||RQAS Annual Exhibition, Open Section||Highly Commended|
|2004||Brookfield Show, Open Art Award||Highly Commended|
|2003||Brookfield Show, Open Art Award||3rd Prize|
|2003||Gatton City Council Art Award||2 x Highly Commended|
|2002||RQAS Annual Exhibition, Open Section||1st Prize|
|2000||RQAS Annual Exhibition, Open Section||1st Prize|
|1999||RQAS Annual Exhibition, Open Section||Highly Commended|
|1998||Brookfield Show, Open Art Award||Commended|
|1997||Brookfield Show, Open Art Award||Commended|
|1995||Brookfield Show, Open Art Award||1st Prize|
At Somerville House, Beverley studied art under Archibald Prize finalist Betty Quelhurst. Beverley has studied intensively across a wide cross-section of art genre and has developed affinity particularly for the work of painters such as:
She has visited the major galleries in Paris, Amsterdam, London, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide to study major works of prominent artists and is a member of and regular visitor to QAGOMA. Beverley has an extensive personal art library which continues to contribute to her art education in a major way. As part of her art formation, Beverley has attended workshops conducted by Irene Amos, Harold Lane, John Rigby, Christine Kirkegard and Sally LeEstrange (BIA).
Beverley graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1967 but since the early 1970's she has devoted herself to a passion for painting, first in oils but more recently in Arylics.