Thursday, November 10, 2011

Profile: Beverley Main

The art of painting came to me as a surprise. Luckily, approximately fifteen years ago a dear friend invited me to a Chinese Painting Class at the London Public Library and it was then that I discovered the beauty that can be created with paper and colour.
Since then I have taken numerous workshops and classes in Chinese Art, watercolour, pen and ink and acrylics. I have been well guided by teachers such as Sheila Griffith Harris, Johnnene Maddison and American artist Suzanne Morgan Wilkins.

My paintings reflect my love of nature in both Canada and Costa Rica.

In Canada, I am inspired by the beauty of all that is around us and am fascinated by light and colour. I first started painting with watercolours and will always love their softness and clarity. I try to show in my paintings how I perceive the world and to share those experiences.

Here I am a member of The Brush and Palette Club and The Lambeth Art Association.

In Costa Rica, I was introduced to acrylics and love its versatility and friendliness with other media. My paintings there reflect a more tropical mood and my subjects vary from butterflies and iguanas to lily ponds and seascapes.

My paintings there were exhibited for three years in Galleria Mar Y Sol. Our local art group known as Gauguin’s Girls meets weekly to paint, learn and exhibit our work.


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