Beverly Shaw-Starkovich - I has worked, throughout the years, in many mediums; oil, pastel, watercolor and now acrylic. Each has taught her something new, not the least of which is patience.
Beverly started out doing realistic portraits, then transitioned through landscapes, still life and now she often utilizes realism and abstraction together. She generally works in series. These can be two to four of a similar subject or as many as ten or more paintings. She concentrates on color, shape and volume using people, places or things.
It doesn't matter what the subject might be, but the artist finds it is often inspired or related to music. "Music is a constant in our home with my husband constantly working out tunes on the piano in much the same way I work out my ideas on canvas. Music is a motivator in my studio prompting me to reach back to experiences I've had or places I have visited. Music can be soothing as I work or invigorating when I feel my work is getting stiff, and I need something to loosen it up.
Ultimately, it is my hope that my work will tap into a memory or feeling for the viewer"