December 8th, 2014 by Beverly
It’s that time of the year! When our hearts are filled with good cheer and very Merry Wishes for a Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!!
I love ART; it is my passion! I love painting commissions which allows me to establish a creative bond with my clients.
I also love teaching, and being able to share my knowledge and see the creative ideas of my students come to fruition. I am excited and thankful for the opportunity to teach art at the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center in Belfair, Washington. I hope to share the pure ambiance of this distinctive, peaceful place and help promote and protect the delicate environment in which we call home. My desire is to foster art in our community, state and region through on-going monthly classes taught weekly.
ART CLASSES – Starting January 8, 2015
“Exploring your Artistic Creativity in Acrylic Painting”
COME JOIN THE FUN!!!
And have yourself a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
September 24th, 2014 by Beverly
Road trip!! This artist just returned from a 2,555 mile round trip, delivering seven commissioned paintings to the loveliest family in Durango, Colorado. Have you ever driven a U–Haul 1,277 miles with only paintings in the back attached to the front and sides and no real weight to steady a U-Haul over some of the bumpiest roads and interstate in the nation? Well, it was a blast!!
The real joy for me is, always, witnessing the faces of my clients when they first see their new commissioned paintings. Painting and writing are my passions, but there is something delicious about commission work. This commission began with a preliminary visit to Durango to measure drywall for their new, ever so beautiful, home; and to discuss subjects, color, composition and then come home and put it all together. My sincere thanks goes to this wonderful family for this incredible opportunity and for embracing my style of expression.
Since I had been commissioned the framing as well, I contacted my artist friend, Derek Gundy (also manager of Artist’s Edge in Poulsbo, Washington) who stretched custom canvases and worked with me on framing. I am so happy to report the framing was faultless, both in perfection and a beautiful fit for my client’s extraordinary home.
Colorado boasts being ‘the Color State’. This is true, not only in its name but exhibited through the vibrant aspens and amazing Rocky Mountains. The aspen color is especially exciting in the autumn and the primary subject of my paintings, along with a few paintings from the great Pacific Northwest. Here’s a sneak preview of the day we hung paintings…..
To see my commissioned paintings, visit my Commissions page.
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December 20th, 2013 by admin@BH
When snow is a threat two days before the official winter season commits, then we know it is that Magical Time of the Year! I do remember snow a couple years ago for Thanksgiving and a deep snow for Christmas. Of course, I am speaking of the Pacific Northwest where our wet gray days turn to a sunny wonderland – especially nice without the black ice. Yes, snow is in the forecast but hopefully will be done and over for all the holiday traffic.
2014 is just around the corner and where does all the time go? Is that a sign of age? Remember when Wednesday was hump day? Well, now for me, it’s “It can’t be Wednesday. Oh no, the week’s already half over!”
Don’t forget I am offering Art Workshops at the Mary E. Theler Center in Belfair, Washington. I am offering two workshops a month and have scheduled dates through December 2014. If you are coming from out of town, there is a beautiful Bed & Breakfast recommended on my website, so you will have a charming place to stay. You can find all the details on my website under Workshops: www.beverlyhooks.com/workshop. If you have any questions, just email me at email@example.com I hope to see you there for a fun day of painting and camaraderie.
If a workshop is not your forte, I do teach private lessons and will work with your time frame when possible.
Here’s wishing you all a Happy New Year! Hope your year is full of fun and exciting opportunities.
Cheers – Have a Safe and Blessed Christmas!!
October 25th, 2013 by admin@BH
We are waking up in a new home surrounded by boxes galore! Why does it take more time to unpack than pack? Perhaps it’s all the dish washing and finding a new place for every item. Remember Bewitched? I could sure use a bit of nose twitching to get this place settled. I know, I know – give it time, no hurry. And the extreme rush of meeting the deadline for the moving trucks is over.
We moved to the beautiful little town of Allyn, Washington; and other than a stormy September, which we so boldly conquered, awaking to all the autumn foliage and lazy fog is pretty amazing!
I am working on a new teaching program. In January I will be holding art and painting workshops at the Theler Community Center in Belfair. We are working out all the details now, and you will soon be able to see the information on my website.
Guess I know why the boxes are still sitting… a girl’s got to have priorities, and other than my husband it will always be ART!
January 31st, 2013 by admin@BH
The Global Bean is a local venue (Silverdale, WA) where you can grab a great cup of fair trade coffee and a delicious panini or (in the evening) sit back and listen to some live music while sipping wine or beer and taking in the visual delight of all the art by featured local artists.
When you visit The Global Bean during the month of February, you will be able to see my new release original paintings. The showing starts Feb 2nd, so grab a friend and get a cup of coffee or listen to some music and buy some art!
Global Bean Gourmet Coffee – Great Espresso, Food, Music & Art
2021 NW Myhre RD, Silverdale, WA