Bev Gooden “Fine Paintings By Bevve” – “This Land of Ours …”
About the Artist:
In 1990 a friend asked me “what have you always wanted to do?”. After some consideration I responded, “I have always wanted to draw.” That moment of discovery was the start of this amazing journey down the path of Fine Art. As I gained experience and confidence drawing a variety of subject matter I decided to try other media starting with watercolour and acrylic paints. I tried working on my own but soon decided that I could learn more by tapping into the knowledge of those who had journeyed ahead of me. I was fortunate to find classes being offered by a successful local artist who had 50 years of experience, a great place to start. This artist encouraged me to try oil paints and to focus on landscapes as my subject matter, a subject dear to his own heart. Over the next ten years I attended his classes weekly as well as instruction from other well recognized local artists and courses at the University of Waterloo.
“Learning all the time” was a motto that my teacher loved to use, and I have found it to be true. Recent years I have put my hand (brush) to using acrylic and watercolour paints applying what I have learned as well as letting these media teach me some new tricks.
Landscapes continue to be my passion and I call my show “This Land of Ours”. For those who remember, this is a song that encompasses the grandeur of our country, and I hope my paintings portray this spirit as well as express what is in my heart for my province and country.
Over the years I have been honoured to show my paintings in a variety of local businesses; KOR Gallery, Canada Trust Elmira, Manulife Financial, Only Originals Cambridge, Wyndham Art Store Guelph, NCR Waterloo, Raintree Restaurant Waterloo, Williams Café Kitchener and Waterloo, Painted Mug Café, Kitchener City Hall, Pyrus Café, Royal Bank Elmira. I have been doubly honoured by those who have been stirred by something in my work and have decided to give a scene that touched them a place in their home.
I have enjoyed the journey thus far and look forward to many more inspired moments. Thank you for sharing this part of the journey with me as you view my work.
Bev Gooden “Bevve”, Website: bevvegooden.ca