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 currently taking part in an on-line event, Atelier in Beeld, which showcases the studios of artists in Brussels and Flanders. Please take a look at the website: https://atelierinbeeld.be/

Artiestentoer Tervuren, 13 - 16 May 2021

 

Artiestentoer is going ahead and I am looking forward to welcoming visitors to my new studio. I am creating a series of small paintings specially for the event. They're in fresh, spring colours, easy to place and at an affordable price. I can't wait to show them to you.

All studios are open as follows:

Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 May from 11.00 - 18.00 each day

My studio is at the Hof van Melijn, Melijndreef 6, Tervuren

 

 

Statement

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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