Bev is a retired elementary school teacher having taught on the Navajo Indian Reservation and in Sierra Vista, AZ. Bev minored in art at NAU and incorporated her artistic talents in teaching children.
Before living in Arizona, she lived in Texas and still visits family regularly. Her five grandchildren live in WA state, so she visits WA regularly too. Bev lives with her husband, Dale, (also a gourd and leather artist) on the historic Hannon Ranch between Tombstone and Bisbee, AZ. She is the piano player for a church praise band in Bisbee on Sunday mornings and tutors children in basic reading, writing, and math skills.
Bev enjoys painting the beautiful scenes in Southeast Arizona. Bev studies with local artists and reads many books about art and painting. She uses a variety of mediums in her paintings including oils, watercolors, and pastels. She loves the painting process using brushes and knives as well as different mediums. And she loves the beauty of landscapes, flowers, color and line, light and shadow, abstract designs, impressionism with realism, and would like to learn to paint outdoors more. She also uses photography to make greeting cards and to plan her paintings.
The local art associations of Tombstone and Sierra Vista have greatly broaden her friendships and artistic learning possibilities. She is very appreciative of all of the talent and kindness of these fellow artists and their willingness to share their visions.