Beverley has a responsive and experiential approach to art which, together with her abstract expressionism, creates a collection of individually unique works. Her paintings are related as a whole, not only by their acrylic medium, but by a layered and highly developed sense of colour, form and line - the interwoven relationships of which have been mastered during her now forty years of brushwork.
Scott, A., 2012
My 2021 solo Exhibition titled BRUSH WITH NATURE is a response to recent events and local places in my life. The resultant paintings are evocative landscapes and emotionally charged abstractions which together form a powerful and beautiful 2021 solo exhibition.
Paintings in the exhibition are related as a whole, not only by the use of acrylic medium on stretched canvas, but by a layered and highly developed sense of colour, form and line, the interrelationships of which have been mastered during my 45 years of brushwork to engage the viewer in a painterly dance across the canvases.
I will be present at the Revival Art and Design Gallery from 11am to 2pm during viewing days for this exhibition and would love anyone who would like to meet me to come and share some time enjoying and discussing the paintings.
Details of BRUSH WITH NATURE Exhibition
Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes visible. (Paul Klee).
I run fortnightly acrylic painting classes in my home studio at Westlake, Brisbane on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. My charge is $35 for a session running from 9.30am to 1.00pm. At present, a limited number of vacancies exist and I would welcome enquiries using the form on the Contact tab of this website.
In 2017, I received two "Highly Commended" awards and a "People's Choice" award in exhibitions at the Royal Queensland Art Society, and judge, Richard Blundell, made the following comments on one of these works titled "September": "Spontaneous and painterly approach to landscape with the sense of immediacy and urgent mark making... this work carries the power of the artist 'breaking open' the structure and significant forms of the landscape. I am moved by the raw mark making."
In 2013, I received the Christian Thomsen Award for Painting (Judge: Julie Ewington, QAGOMA) at the Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, Gladstone Regional Gallery.
Bitter Sweet 75cm x 153cm Christian Thomsen Award 2013 (NFS)
The 2017 Autumn Edition of ART EDIT, p119, contained a Gallery Panel review of one of my paintings "Catching the Moon". Gallerists who have commented are: Ralph Hobbs, Director at Nanda/Hobbs Contemporary; Peter Aitken, Director at Wentworth Galleries; and Susan Gibson, Gallery Owner at Cambridge Studio Gallery.
Catching the Moon, Acrylic on canvas, 98x98cm (SOLD)
"Tainton's Catching the Moon, is a painting with many romantic connotations. It has a lightness that captures the landscape in moonlight with a dynamic yet haunting sense of midnight stillness. The layering of tone and colour coupled with a sensitivity of line is very effective. The little dots of orange and the boat-like form float in the foreground giving a strength of composition to the painting without adding weight that would affect the overall light feel of the painting. It is a great size to fill its own wall space or work in with similar sized pieces in a collection."
Ralph Hobbs, Director at Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary
Professor Mostyn Bramley-More, Professor of Fine Art at Griffith University, has recognised my work with a prize in the May 2016 Abstract Exhibition organised by the Royal Queensland Art Society.
Beverley with Professor Bramley-Moore - her painting in background
Coucal Trail 98cm x 98cm (Peoples Choice 2020)
The Coucal Trail is part of my daily exercise routine. Not only does it reveal beautiful river gum scenery but also a host of wild life - nesting King Parrots, Kookaburras and Frogmouths; regular sightings of kangaroos, wrens, deer etc. It's these experiences and the changing seasons and palette of colours that inspire beauty and joy in my art.
A selection of my work is available through:
Tusk Gallery, 2/438 Mt Dandenong Rd, Kilsyth, Vic, 3137
P: 04 25774415 (Gary Collier)