HANCOCK, Beverly Jean

Beverly is an expressionist, figurative, portrait artist. Painting instinctively and intuitively, rarely drawing before painting she often changes directions mid stream, always happy for the surprises that are gifted her when paint collides with canvas. She explores human connection and the emotions that connect us She is driven by curiosity as to how to convey feelings and connect with others on an emotional level through her art.

After graduating from the Fine Arts Dept. of U of A, Beverly worked primarily in fibre arts, creating large original works and teaching weaving, stencilling, batik,macrame, handmade paper and print making. As her family grew, her entrepreneurial spirit blossomed. Beverly opened many retail outlets in Alberta specializing in art, organizational items, creative educational toys and high tech design items.

In 1993 Beverly relocated to Victoria taught youth camps specializing in Papier-mâché, became a realtor, an avid gardener, and an island lover. In 2016/17 Beverly began to paint in earnest. She has shown and sold her work in many Island juried shows including Sooke and Sydney. Her work can be found in collections in Europe, UK,USA as well as across Canada. Proud to be a “Gager”, she is very grateful to be part of such an inspiring collective of engaged and community minded artists.

Website/we shop beverlyjean art.com

Email beverlyjhancock@yahoo.ca

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