About Beverley Wightman
Beverley Wightman has spent most of her life as a music teacher, working in schools in Shropshire and the West Midlands. She only began painting relatively recently; indeed it was the first lockdown due to Coronavirus that really saw the biggest output of paintings. During sunny walks around her home town of Bridgnorth in Shropshire, she found very paintable subjects, and so began her development as an artist, painting local views and scenes. High Town and Low Town, the River Severn and the Severn Valley Railway were all sources of inspiration. After a local news article and a feature on Shropshire radio, her work sparked some interest, and she began selling prints and art cards featuring her paintings. As a local to Bridgnorth, Beverley is passionate about sharing the beauty of her home town, which lies on the River Severn south of Shrewsbury in Shropshire, in the UK. There are still many scenes she is planning to paint from the local area. Beverley paints in oils on canvas and board.
There are two charities close to Beverley's heart: the A-T Society, which works tirelessly for people with Ataxia Telangiectasia, which is a life-limiting disease affecting children and young people. A good friend in Bridgnorth has two children who suffer with this debilitating disease. The other is the MIND charity, for the improvement of mental health, for which Beverley's younger daughter raises significant amounts by running marathons. Beverley prefers the more sedate way of painting to raise funds! 10% of all sales goes direct to the two charities.