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People and Places: Art by Beverly Parson White


A painting of a purple cowPurple Cow, acrylic on wrapped canvas

Texas-based artist Beverly Parson White works in a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, and pencil. The artist’s works often feature the people and places of the southern states as subject matter, with the artist taking a slightly stylized, painterly approach.


A painting of two horsesFriends, oil on canvas

 

I really enjoy Beverly’s paintings of cow, horses and other local domestic animals – sometimes using brighter-than-life colors like purples and yellows, the artist renders her subjects in thick and heavy outlines, with a focus on the central figures. The resulting paintings have great impact. These remind me of Lesli Devito’s dog paintings, wherein the artist takes an iconographic central figure and renders it on a monochrome background.


The front page of Beverly Parson White's portfolio websiteThe front page of Beverly's art website

 

In Beverly’s portrait works, the artist’s hand takes a sketched, painterly style, leaving plenty of evidence of the artist’s intervention and involvement in the image. Each stroke of color is visible and seems to have a life of its own, lending an animated feeling to the overall image.


An oil painting of a dogRascal/NFS, oil on gallery-wrapped canvas


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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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