Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist, Ceramic Artist, Mixed/Multi Media

Winner of the SSICA Ceramics Biennial Peoples Choice Award, and a large scale Ceramic Installation for Vancity, Bev enjoys creating highly textured surfaces with clay. Her favourite muse is nature, where often beauty is found in brokenness. Burned out trees, and layers of peeling bark, bear a common thread of beautiful imperfection. Her sculptural and 2D art embraces the raw and flawed. Artistry and technique inform the intuitive processes of her multidisciplinary art practice. Bev has been requested to speak at conferences.She has been Artist In Residence in many schools, taught and given Artist talks at Art Galleries and Art Centres. Bev has been published in Artist Journals, magazines, the Book of 100 Vancouver Artists: WeMakeStuff, and in The Crafted Dish: a Juried Collection of talented clay artists from Across Canada. Represented by several Galleries, she has exhibited her work throughout the Province, across Canada, and in the US. Her artwork is in corporate and private collections around the world.

Ellis, Beverley

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  Ellis, Beverley

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  Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Samples of my work

Artist Statement

Currently I sculpt tree inspired forms, representational in appearance, and multilayered in meaning. Trees have hidden complex lives, and I find commonality with them. When I am outside, I’m filled with awe and wonder.  I get lost in the moss, fungus and bark, enamoured with the cracks, crevasses, and life springing from unknown places. Trees speak to me about vulnerability, community, beauty, brokenness, nurture, help and hope. I am an encourager. Flowing from that, as an artist, I have a desire to bring into existence not just things, but the creation of artful objects that bring joy and beauty into our daily lives, while giving opportunity for pause, reflection, and an interest in the minute and vast wonders that are all around us.

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