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Beverley Benne

Sheep Shed Creations
(269) 651-8718

I entered the art world because I was interested in drawing and painting sheep for a Christmas card.  I saw a class offered in the local paper and called.  They informed me it was for children.  It didn't describe it as such so they let me and 2 other adults into a class of  lots of little kids.  We had to chose a subject and keep that subject all week but could use as many different media as we liked for our subject.  This was perfect for me as I had my subject.  At the teacher's suggestion I then enrolled at Glen Oaks Community College and the Kalamazoo Institute of Art.  I have taken numerous workshops with Helga Flower and Joe Fettingus. 

Art opened up a whole new world for me, both how I see and how I use my time.  I paint realistically with some abstract touches and especially enjoy watching paint mix on the paper.  I started out working in charcoal and watercolor.  Now my work is a mix of acrylic, watercolor and collage.  I like to mix paint on paper and then figure out what  I can do with it.  Most of my subjects are what I see everyday.

I have had works juried into shows:  Three Rivers Carnegie Center and Alberta House Sault St. Marie. And awarded  3rd place in the Alberta House Show,  2009.

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