Many experts in the field of art say that you must specialize in one niche in order to be successful. I did that for many years, but I got bored. And I wasn't growing as an artist either. While I realize it takes longer to market more than one niche, I can't and won't stay in that box. It is just too limiting. I wish to be identifed as a creative and not a one-niche wonder. My art is about more than just marketing, it is about learning, growing, exploring and experimenting.
If I were to go with one niche, it would be animals and nature. I aspire to create art that communicates the beauty of nature, the humor & love of animals, and the simplicity & renewal of spirit that can be found by making animals and nature a part of our lives.
Animals & nature have much to teach us, if we have ears to hear. They speak of eternal truths, spiritual truths and important principles of wisdom that are often forgotten or ignored.
Beverly is a colored pencil mixed media artist who works with many types of media including graphite pencil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor. her favorite medium to work with is colored pencil and Turpenoid, which is an odorless form of turpentine. When Turpenoid is applied to colored pencil, it breaks down the waxy color and creates an interesting effect that looks more like a painting than a drawing.
She has an Associates Degree in Fine Art from Fullerton College and has taken many art classes at Boise State University.