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Beverly Perdue

Bev is a native of Salisbury, Maryland. She now lives on the other side of the Chesapeake Bay near Richmond, Virginia. Her artwork had been exhibited in and won numerous awards in many regional, national and international competitions. Recognitions include being awarded "Best In Show" in several prestigious shows such as the Southern Watercolor Society, The Virginia Watercolor Society and the Central Virginia Watercolor Society. Bev has been published nationally in Artist Magazine and American Artist Watercolor Magazine where she was acknowledged as "one of the country's rising watercolor stars". She is a signature member in four prestigious watercolor societies.

Bev begins her creative process by looking for shapes within a subject and the effects of atmospheric lighting to create a mood within the painting. Many of her landscape paintings are painted on location ("en plein air"). These settings include Italy, France, New Mexico, Anguilla in the British West Indies, Monhegan & Grand Manan Islands, the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the Chesapeake Bay area. When painting on location, Bev believes that the correct path to creative expression is to stop looking at the subject matter after the first half hour because at that point the painting itself will begin to take on its own character and the end result will be a more creative perspective.

Bev's paintings are included in many private and corporate collections such as Media General, The University of Virginia, Lynchburg College, Philip Morris, Allied Signal and Bank of America.

"Find your bliss and follow it" was the sage advice of American professor and author Joseph Campbell. Art is Bev's bliss and she has been following its amazing path for over twenty years."

Bite Between Bites
(22" x 28" Watercolor)

Buon Jiorno
(22" x 28" Watercolor)

Jazzy Combo
(22" x 28" Watercolor)

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