Beverly Alice Nash

Blue Dress
acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 in.

I started as an artist working with fibers. Learning to make my own colors through hand-dyeing was the catalyst to my becoming an artist. I currently work in acrylics and oil,on canvas, painting what I see around me everyday. I think in color and use color and form to express my vision of the things in this world. I am a representational artist, but my work nudges abstraction as I simplify forms to explore the nature of reality.

Lately I’ve been exploring self image and self presentation in women, especially that of older women. As we age we deal with changes in body and image. As we come to grips with our changing bodies and struggle with self presentation we, paradoxically, become less visible to others. But we are still the same selves. How do we reconcile this disparity between our selves and our Image?

© Beverly Alice Nash