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Vivid Detail: Painting by Bev Robertson

A painting of a flower by Bev RobertsonUntitled

Bev Robertson is a member of the Canadian Federation of Artists and a painter who works in florals, landscapes, and other figurative subjects. Bev takes an exuberantly painterly approach to each of her works, rendering each subject in vivid detail.


A painting of a group of chickensThe Fancy Girls, Out and About


Looking through Bev’s gallery of floral paintings, comparisons to the work of Georgia O’Keefe seem obvious - though Bev tends to pull out the focus a little bit, painting the intricate details of a plant’s petals and stems as well as interior shadows and light. Bev’s seascapes capture different bodies of water in an interesting range of moods – from calm waters reflecting bright blue skies, to deep green stormy seas.


A screen capture of Bev Robertson's art

The artist also works with animals, portraits, and still-life imagery, crafting paintings that use a unique style suited to each subject. In particular, her paintings of scenic landscapes and vintage, rusted-out cars remind me of some paintings by David B. Scott, celebrating the beauty in both the ordinary and the extraordinary. 


A painting of an old, rusted-out truckOld Blue

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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