Bev studied at Wrexham art college over 35 years ago, which led to her studying a BA in 3D Glass Design.
Upon graduation, she pursued a career in glass as a self employed artist, later combining her skills with that of her husband (also a glass artist) to open their own glass studio business, specialising in contemporary lighting and installations.
A change of circumstances and the emergence of the global pandemic in 2020 led to a need to stay at home…and an opportunity for her to start painting again. This led to her creating a collection of pictures depicting herself as a Goldfish, stating that The Goldfish was a representation of how she was feeling during her time shielding, illustrating her feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Naturally drawn to depicting both animals and people, Shropshire based Bev Davies’ style is free and distinctive, capturing the feelings and emotions of her subject. She uses a limited palette of earthy natural hues, and a combination of watercolour with Pen and Ink, to create her expressive and characterful compositions.