Beverly Fotheringham is a prolific artist in all forms of water media; watercolor acrylic, mixed water media and miniatures. Beverly earned her initial reputation in the Pacific Northwest, where she became widely recognized for her unique style of watercolor and mixed water media painting. Beverly has evolved a highly personal style that reflects her deep interest and understanding in the techniques and formal structure of classical painting. The discipline of golden section geometry and her years of formal artistic training show through her work as a confident competency that is often startling to those who encounter her work for the first time.

Philosophy

Beverly is a student of light and the way light enhances our visual experience. Her works have investigated the luminous effects of backlit florals and nature scenes that glow warmly across a rich pallet of color. She has also turned her creative insight onto the myriad effects inherent in reflections on water and other reflective surfaces.

Beverly works from a core interest in representational images, but often treats realism with a unique perspective that crosses the boundary between realism and abstraction.

“The creative act is not hanging on, but yielding to a new creative movement. Awe is what moves us forward.” ~Joseph Campbell

Recognition

Beverly has earned numerous awards in juried shows and competitions. She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the North West Watercolor Society, the International Society of Acrylic Painters, and Miniature Artists of America. She has also been active in the field of miniature watercolors and has been earning a strong reputation in both national and international competitions.

Beverly’s growing reputation as an artist and teacher has also resulted in her selection as a juror for artistic competitions. Recent publications include being a contributing artist to North Light Book’s “Artist’s Photo Reference, Reflections, Textures and Backgrounds,” “Watercolor Yearbook”; and as a finalist in the “Artist Magazine” Annual Competitions.

Galleries representing Beverly include:

  • The Village Galleries, Lahaina, Maui, HI
  • Tsuga Gallery, Bothell, WA
  • Childhood’s End Gallery, Olympia, WA

Education

Beverly earned her BA degree in fine arts from California State University at Fullerton, and also received two years of formal training at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, and has also studied with numerous leading artists and teachers.