Beverly Hughes is an artist whose work is loose, expressive and leaning towards abstracted simplified forms to create a sense of place and season. Her practice explores line, colour and pattern hidden in her local countryside and surroundings. She exhibits in open and selected art shows throughout East Anglia and held solo exhibitions at Loughton Arts Centre, Essex in 2017 and 2018. She was successful in 2017 in being elected a member of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists and at their 2019 selected exhibition won the Tindalls Rosebowl Award. She has exhibited at selected exhibitions in the Walthamstow Village Window Gallery, the Babylon Gallery, Ely, Wells Maltings and Loughton Arts Centre, Essex.
About my work: I am fortunate to be able to enjoy walking in the countryside and woodlands each day. From my rambles, I make notes and sketches, as well taking photographs, to use as the basis of my studio practice. But memory and feeling also have a large part to play and my work is about recalling and responding with depth and layering to make a personal connection to the East Anglian landscape.
I like the innate quality of certain materials. I am particularly drawn to watercolour for its translucency and vibrancy, and as well as the joy of its versatility and at times, its waywardness! It can be dripped, drawn into or splattered. I love to use pastels for their intensity of colour, lending a zing to my works. I also enjoy using acrylics for their impasto quality.
I am also excited about using printmaking techniques as another means to explore the landscape, but still encompassing colour and layering.
So, welcome to my website showing a small selection of my work. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My work is also on FB and Instagram