How did you get started and then develop your career?
Beverly Ford Evans, ASMA: Beverly was raised in Nashville, Tennessee and now resides in Franklin, Tennessee. As a child she was drawn to the beauty that surrounded her. Encouraged by her parents, she began drawing and painting.
Beverly has become a prolific artist. With her deliberate brushwork and attention to the scene, Beverly captures the essence of the landscape and wildlife beautifully and artfully.
Coupled with her love of the landscape is her love for animals. Beverly is sought after to paint commissions for loving pet owners, and has participated in the Southeastern Wildlife Expo in Charleston, South Carolina, the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland, and Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival in Thomasville, Georgia.
“I am blessed with the opportunity to share the talent God gave to me. When my work evokes emotional reactions in a viewer, I am humbled. That is the force that drives me to continue to improve my work…”
How do you describe success?
There are so many ways to measure success. I personally feel successful as an artist when I finish a painting and the outcome is what I envisioned, or even better than I envisioned.
How do you find inspiration?
Inspiration comes to me in many different ways. It comes simply by viewing the beautiful landscape and creatures God created. It comes from conversation with family, friends and other artists. A word can be very powerful to the imagination and inspiration. It comes during quiet moments of meditation and prayer. It also comes to me through hearing. Hearing the song of a bird, the sound of the wind blowing through trees, or the babbling of a brook.
What is the best thing about being an artist?
I feel very blessed to be able to share my life doing what I love with the man I love. With us both being artists, we are able to travel together to paint. We hold dear the friendships with the people, collectors, and other artists who we have encountered over the years.
Who do you collect?
We have been very fortunate to collect many of our artist friends’ works. They all are very special to us because daily, we get reminded of special friends and special moments with them. Along with those, we have collected a few pieces by Everett Raymond Kinstler, Bill Anton, Bye Bitney, and John Moran, along with a couple of French and Russian artists.
To see more of Beverly’s work, visit: www.beverlyfordevans.com