Welcome

 

Welcome to my website. I hope you enjoy browsing the artwork and reading my blog. Please feel free to contact me for prices, to view a work or to arrange a studio visit. I have a lovely, bright studio in the centre of Tervuren, Belgium, and would be delighted to give you a tour. 

email: beverley.johnson@pandora.be

GSM: 00 32 496 552787

News

 

I am now represented by Eliseka Gallery in Hasselt. Please visit the website at www.elisekagallery.com

Exhibition Eliseka Gallery, November 2021

Vernissage 30 October, 13.00 - 17.00

The exhibition Through a Woman's Eyes at Eliseka Gallery will take place throughout November. This is a group show with four other female artists, including Mieke Tambuyzer and Ine Lammers. I will have ten paintings in the show, including several new ones.

The vernissage is on Saturday 30 October from 13.00 -  17.00. The artists will be present. I would be delighted to welcome you there to show you the work and explain my painting process and inspiration.

Eliseka Gallery is open every Friday and Saturday from 13.00 - 17.00.

Please text me for an appointment if you cannot make the vernissage but would like to meet me at the gallery on one of the other days when it is open. GSM: 0496 552787

Eliseka Gallery is at:

Walputstraat 23, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium

 

Statement

My work is about surfaces weathered by time. These may include the bark of a tree, a rock face, walls, fences and doors, even the surface of a gravestone or leaf.

Over time, surfaces gain layers. Moss grows on tree bark, lichen creeps over stone, doors are given a new lick of paint. People spray graffiti and stick posters and notices on walls. The layers build up, becoming richer and deeper. Then wind, rain and human hands work on the surfaces again. Paint fades and cracks, bark splits, posters fall, and notices are torn from walls. As the layers underneath are revealed, a surface becomes a fascinating blend of the past and present.

I take close-up photographs of these surfaces, seeking small compositions in the details - a mini landscape etched in the traces left by the passage of weather and time. Each surface suggests its own story.

Some photos work in their right. Others invite further development as a painting. In this case, I use the photo as a starting point but then allow the painting to evolve freely.

My work is abstract but there is also a human connection. Time and our experiences leave their marks on us too. We age and weather and show the traces of all that has happened to us.

Biography

Beverley Johnson grew up near London and studied in Paris and Tübingen, before eventually settling in Belgium.

She has graduated from studies in drawing, photography and painting at BKO art school in Overijse, Belgium, and attended a course in painting with expression at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. She is now completing a specialisation in painting at BKO. She has exhibited in Belgium and the UK, and has photos and paintings in collections in Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, the UK and the US.

 

Her painting, Greenery, was selected for the Royal Academy in London's Summer Exhibition 2019.

 

Enquiries about her work can be made at: 00 32 496 552787

Email: beverley.johnson@pandora.be 

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