Every painting is a new adventure for me. I am most influenced by classical artists from various periods, especially the 17th century Dutch Masters, Vermeer and Rembrandt. Rembrandt mastered the art of chiaroscuro, which I love. Corot (19th century) is also a favorite of mine. He combined classicism with impressionism beautifully, as did Sargent (late 19th - early 20th century). I sometimes paint outside (en plein air), but usually my work is done, or at least finished, in the studio. I enjoy listening to classical music while I paint. I still study piano, and in the evening I set aside an hour to practice. For me there is a strong connection of music to painting.
Beverly Brown is an oil painter best known for her combining of classical realism with impressionism.
She was born in Wilmington, Delaware into an artistic and musical family. She received a BFA from Wittenberg University in Ohio and continued her studies in architecture and graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Colorado Institute of Art. She worked in both architecture and graphic design until becoming a full-time mom. She continued to freelance occasionally, but in 2002 began to concentrate on painting, a life-long desire. She studied with Frank Arcuri, David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, HongNian Zhang, Ken Backuus, and Peter Fiore. Beverly recently relocated from Bucks County, Pennsylvania to the California Bay Area. Her paintings are in collections internationally.
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