Beverly Hooks Impressionist Artist and Author

Impressionist Artist and Author

“THE ESSENCE OF SPRING”

May 14th, 2019 by Beverly
New Original Acrylic Painting – “The Essence of Spring”
Original is not for Sale
20 x 16 Giclée Print on Canvas or Water Color Paper
is available at Shop Gallery


“The Essence of Spring”

The timid sun elbows the crouching clouds

bringing new light upon the sleepy morn.

Outside, my window set ajar, I hear

the chuckle of a robin call.

The pale light spreads, the clouds dismissed,

And there sits in arms well stretched

the essence of spring, a robin’s nest.

Joining the chirp of Robin free,

a song bird connections the chorus.

And as my feet touch the waiting floor my eyes

catch floating wing just outside in shadows alluring.

It’s Spring, it’s Spring! I shall not waste the day,

but welcome the warmth, the light and

consume the marrow of the season.

                                                        Free Verse – Poetry
Beverly Hooks

                Hello friends, family and clients (it’s odd to say clients, because I consider my clients as my friends).

                I hope you enjoy my new painting and poetry, “The Essence of Spring”. I have decided to keep this painting in my private collection as it is very special to me. It is about new beginnings and new hopes.

                I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. I have been told it is aggressive and thankfully the doctors are moving quickly. I am asking for your positive thoughts and prayers for my family and me. I know that God is all Powerful and His greatness has caught my every tear just as He catches yours. And with His strength I will be strong again physically, emotionally and spiritually.

So, my new works (paintings) may be limited for a bit, until I get back on my feet and back in front of my easel. My art classes are cancelled for this healing period. If you wish to contact me privately, please use my email address.

I wish you a wonderful and happy late Spring and Summer.

Cheers!,

Beverly



Chateau de Pravins

March 9th, 2019 by Beverly
Beaujolais Villages, Burgundy, France
20 x 16 Original Acrylic
Giclée Print Available

Hi, Beverly Hooks here and I hope you enjoy my new painting “Chateau de Pravins,” it was a fun historical location to paint. Please follow my website for more information regarding purchasing the original work or a beautiful Giclée Print.

Established in 1251 the Chateau de Pravins sits on 6 hectors (2.5 acres) in the beautiful Region of Burgundy, France. In cooperation with the Beaujolais Villages, 57 acres produce Chardonnay grapes, along with a variety of red and white wines and beautiful champagnes in the fertile and organic vineyards.

The Chateau de Pravins offers a restored 5 star hotels, a place to relax and enjoy the village wineries.

Isabella Brossard is the current owner/operator since 1998. Restoring all the buildings to its 1251 original character, that my friends is 768 years of history. A brief historical count caught my attention straight away, especially the historical ability to maintain the independent free-hold status from the time of Charlemagne. The founding family, La Bessee Villefranche has called the area home since 1200 and have produced handmade wines ever since. In the 17th century the winery passed to the Gaspard’s cousins, the Marguis Damas d’Antigny. (for more historical information google the Marguis Damas d’ Antigny and more about the winery today at Chateau de Pravins.)

Oh, how I wish I had taken the photos for this painting. Many thanks to my friend and student Leslie for sharing her trip and tour of France and for sharing her photos with our Painting Class. The Chateau de Pravins ranks high on my must see list.

Cheers or perhaps Salute,

Beverly Hooks

Monet at the DAM – Denver Art Museum

July 24th, 2018 by Beverly

Monet – One of the greatest impressionist Artist is coming to the DAM! Start making your plans for next October as the Denver Art Museum (DAM) in conjunction with the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany have organized the largest and only stop in the U.S. of Monet exhibits in decades. For more information check out  theknow.denverpost.com

Another great find is the article from mymodernmet.com – “How Impressionism changed the Art World and Continues to Inspire us Today”. *Sidenote – you may need to search for the article by the name, mentioned above. 

Coming soon….I will be sharing the different styles of Art and the Artist who took the world by storm  at beverlyhooks/blog.com 

Will I see you there – in Denver October 2019? 

Cheers! Beverly

 

“Misty Sun” – July 2018

June 30th, 2018 by Beverly

       

“Misty Sun”
Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, Oregon
More information

 

“Hidden Meanings”

My new painting “Misty Sun” was rendered from a photograph taken by my student Terrisa Burke on December 1,  at 10:53 am, standing in Ecola Park looking out in the distance to Hay Stack Rock. Thank you Terrisa for sharing!

 

Photo – courtesy of Terrisa Burke

 

This painting/photo speaks to me with tons of ambiguous excitement. When I first saw the photo my thoughts raced to the obscurity of the sun…or could it be a shrouded full moon at twilight? The scene moved me in so many ways, oh, the uncertainly of the fleeting mist and fog. Will the sun triumph or will the mighty pacific winds blow even more mysterious veiling?

How often this scene parallels the fragilities of life as the deep burning passion that unlocks our true identity often layered by the fog of our actions. Even so, the love and passion for truth, as in this painting drove me to find the softness and power in the ambiguity of the day.

Cheers to the passionate love of nature and life. Cheers to every artist and lover trying to reach that ultimate scene on their elusive individual canvas.

To purchase the original please contact me directly
For Giclee Prints 24 x 18 – Shop
To commission an Original Painting

 

“Yesterday, Today and Forever”

March 18th, 2018 by Beverly

 

**Spring is in the Air **

Spring breezes seem to whisper around every corner and here in the Pacific Northwest, Cherry Trees are sneaking  about, ready to burst open while some are in full bloom with the Plum and Apple following closely behind. Yesterday, I saw a field of daffodils in full bloom, standing sturdily against the playful breeze. Yes, indeed I thought spring is just around the corner!

My new painting “Yesterday, Today and Forever”, is reminiscent of love in all time. Take your love by the hand and walk into the sunset as you visit my new work. Why does spring draw us nearer to the one we love in our thoughts, words and deeds? Perhaps it is a refreshing of our spirit. 

“Yesterday, Today and Forever”

Rialto Beach, Washington State

24 x 18 Original (Not for Sale)

Giclee Prints  –  24 x 18 – available on canvas or watercolor paper

  Please go to  my new-works gallery for more info and to order

 

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