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About My Work

 I love painting in traditional oils and mastery of this medium is my on-going journey. Painting realism of various subjects is my challenge, and exploring my impression of their characteristics is my style.

I have been involved in the art world for over 30 years having had a successful commercial art business from 1983 until 2000. Shortly thereafter I began painting as a fine artist. I work in traditional oils on canvas, linen, and gesso-board and my work ranges in sizes from 5″x 7″ up to 40″x 60″. Currently my art is represented by Around the Corner Art Studio in St. Albert, Alberta and The Gallery in the Oak Bay Village in Victoria, B.C.  – the first being my own working studio, and the second being  a gallery that carries fine art from well-known Canadian artists.

 I  am passionate about painting and my work crosses all kinds of subject matter. Although I am known more for my landscape paintings, I enjoy painting unusual still-life subjects as well as portraits and figurative works.  In landscapes, I am inspired by contrasts of light/dark and I will express its emotional impact upon me through the use of strong contrasts of color – quite often orange/blue complementary themes. I paint the effects of sunlight during different times of the day in various locations and during different seasons to explore varying aspects of its drama, quietness, luminosity, etc. I attempt to draw the viewer inside the image to experience  the same, even if for only a moment.

My goal with my paintings is to create a memorable image that excites you. I explore various lighting effects, atmospheric contrasts, and eye levels using a range of color palettes. At times I may choose to include ordinary people engaging in the ordinary activities of their own daily lives, and the viewer is invited within the scene to explore further, thus creating a narrative of their own.

 I would like to get to know you through my work. If your first contact with me is online I would be very happy to hear from you! Please let me know if you have any questions about me or my paintings. If you enjoy my style of painting and wish to have something specific that is not on my gallery pages, I will do commissioned paintings. Alternately, if you wish to purchase any of my paintings, please go to my ‘Contact Us’ page where you can either connect directly with me or with my represented gallery.

Comments»

1. Russ - April 3, 2010

Hi Bev just been checking out your website and it’s good. Very tidy and compact but gives the viewer all that you would want them to know about your art.

2. bevbunker - February 13, 2011

Thank you! I try to keep it simple by keeping something on as a monthly contribution of my recent work.

3. Valeri Christello - October 13, 2011

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