Beverley Jane Art
Beverley has spent most of her working life as a music teacher, teaching in schools in Shropshire and the West Midlands. Since starting oil painting, she has found many paintable subjects in her home town of Bridgnorth, in Shropshire. However, her real love is the sea, particularly the wild Atlantic coastlines of the islands of Orkney. Being an archipelago, the sea is on view wherever you look! Perfect seascape views for painting dramatic crashing waves, or peacful sunsets, or even island life in the small town of Stromness.
There is a charity close to Beverley's heart: the A-T Society, which works tirelessly for people with Ataxia Telangiectasia, a life-limiting condition affecting children and young people. A good friend in Bridgnorth has two children who suffer with this debilitating condition. 10% of all sales goes direct to this charity.
Solo exhibition at St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury, as part of Shropshire Art Society, for 4 weeks, starting 14th October. After selling many original paintings in our 'Art for A-T' exhibition in September, there are only just enough left for this exhibition! I am currently busy with the paintbrush in readiness for another exhibition in January - more to follow.
My colleague Annette (a fellow artist) and I held an exhibition entitled 'Art for A-T', to raise funds for our charity, The A-T Society (Ataxia Telangiectasia). We were overwhelmed with the response and raised £450 for the charity! Many original paintings were sold, as well as prints, greetings cards and calendars. I have to now get busy with the paintbrush again, as further exhibitions are looming!
Sold a painting and several cards in the Bridgnorth Arts Society Exhibition. Also found time to paint on sea days whilst on my summer cruise! Plenty of sea views to observe - see 'Sunset on the Med' on the Seascapes page (now sold).
Entered three paintings into the Church Stretton Arts Festival and managed to sell two. Exciting times!
My Orkney paintings and seascapes were on view in the Open House Arts Trail in Bridgnorth. A successful event selling paintings, prints and cards. Also took part in the Broadway Arts Festival in the Cotswolds - the weather was kind - the umbrella was a sun-shield!
Organised a Paintaway Holiday for the Shropshire Art Society to Skelwith Bridge near Ambleside in the Lake District. The weather was amazing all week, perfect for painting outside in the stunning environment.
Paintings entered in the 'Art 4 All' exhibition at Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton, with one painting sold.
Organised an art gallery trip to Newcastle-upon-Tyne for Shropshire Art Society. It was on the chilly side, but there were some stunning exhibitions!
House Arts Trail