Beverly Brown

Beverly Brown is an oil painter best known for her combining of classical realism with impressionism. She received a BFA from Wittenberg University and continued her studies in architecture and graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Colorado Institute of Art. She has worked in both architecture and graphic design. In 2002 she began to concentrate on oil painting, a life-long desire. In the past 10 years she has studied with Frank Arcuri, David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, HongNian Zhang, Ken Backuus and Peter Fiore.

Besides her teachers, her influences have included the 17th century Dutch Masters Vermeer and Rembrandt. She incorporates their strong use of chiaroscuro into her still-lifes. For her landscapes, she combines classicism with impressionism, finding more inspiration in Corot’s work, as well as the more contemporary Sargent.

Classical music is an equal part of her life. She listens to music in the studio. A classically trained pianist, she also continues to practice every day when possible, occasionally performing in the area. She feels there is a strong connection of music to painting.

Three years ago she and her husband relocated from Bucks County, Pennsylvania to California to be closer to their children and grandchildren. They currently reside in Novato.

Beverly has had several solo shows and won awards and recognition in many juried exhibitions.

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