Bev Carson

Artist biography

With a love of painting and textiles Bev completed a BA Hons integrated arts degree in 1984. From there she pursued a career in teaching Art to disadvantaged young people in South London. In 1986 she was the artist in Residence at the Clapham Community Arts project where she taught fine art and printmaking classes to adults and young people.

Believing that Art should be accessible to all, she exhibited in small galleries across South London and across Britain in prisons and mental health institutions and since then has had solo and group exhibitions across London, Surrey and the South West.

Influenced by many artists, Gustav Klimt, his rich textures and colours, Van Gogh with his movement and energy and Georgia O’Keefe’s large format flowers in particular, Bev’s work is taken from studying nature and her interpretation of the places she has seen.

Her textile influence appears strongly in her work, texture colour and movement is evident in the swirls and shapes that she is instinctively drawn to which have become her signature, often suggesting a mystical and magical quality to the image. As a painter her passion is to interpret the essence of the beautiful natural world often depicting trees and woods where she experiments with different mediums including acrylics, gouache, gold leaf and relief paints to create rich striking work. Her work is available as an original painting, giclee print or by commission.