Beverley McQuillan

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City View Acrylic On Bristol Bord 13" X 3" © 2015
Sound of Fanfair, 2012 Oil On Canvas 4' X 3' X 2" © 2012
Pink Top, 2012 Acrylic On Board 12" X 3" © 2012
Study with Gray, 2013 Acrylic On Paper 10" X 13" © 2013
Big Yellow, 2012 Oil On Canvas 4' X 3' © 2012
Yellow Passage, 2011 Oil On Canvas 2' X 2' © 2011
Rose, 2010 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 2' X 2' © 2010
Essentials, 2009 Oil & Cold Wax On Canvas 3' X 3' X2" © 2009
Dark Plum, 2010 Oil And Cold Wax On Canvas 2' X 2' © 2010
Red Sunset, 2011 Oil On Canvas 2' X 2' © 2011
Slant Jazz, 2014 Mixed Media On Canvas 4' X 3' © 2014
Midnight Vista, 2015 Mixed Media On Board 31" X24" Framed © 2015
Red Band Mixed Media On Bristol Board 9" X 9" © 2015
Quick Facts
Yarmouth Nova Scotia, Canada
Lives in
Live in CA
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 1997, MFA
Shasta College, Redding, CA, 1992, AA Degree Art Studio
The Art Students League of New York
University of California at Davis
Representing galleries
painting, drawing, abstract, figurative, mixed-media

As an artist I ofter prefer working in mixed media because this choice provides an opportunity to combine the unexpected and allows me to maintain continuity with ease.

Inspiration sometimes requires that I pursue different subject matters.  Many times I concentrate on the abstract while other times I'm drawn to the figure.

The abstract Essentials series displays colorful strokes and lines charting a visible record of each work's creation. Whereas, the drawn figures in Lessons create only a murmur of contrast in their pale spaces while retaining a soft melancholy and fragile reality. While other works such as, Uncollected Fruit, can be reminiscent of the human struggle, and transience of life.  Every step of the way each image is dictated by it's planned content. Of coures, spontaneity at times will be added to the mix.

Current Exhibits:

2016 - The Art of Food, CAC, Chico, CA group

2016 - 10th Contemporary Woman, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA. Juror Ruth Von Johnke Waters, BA    

2015 - Day of the Dead, (Dia de los Muertos), CAC, Chico, CA Oct. 30 --Nov 13

2015 - Riverfront Playhouse Gallery, Redding, CA, Solo Show Sept. 11/2015 - Oct. 11/2015

2015 - Abstract/ Abstracted Floral, CAC, Chico, CA group

2015 - 9th Contempory Woman, Chico Art Center, CA juror: Dr. Jean Gallagher, 1st place

2015 - Chico City Hall, CA May - Nov.


1997 - San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, MFA, Painting

1995 - University of California, Davis, CA, Art Studio with Honors,

1992 - Shasto College, Redding, CA, Studio Art, AA Degree, 

1958-60 - Art Student League, New York City, NY, Studied with Frank Rielly

1953-56 - Studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art, Halifax, NS, Canada


Smthsonian, Washington DC,  Museum of American History, 1995

President Undergraduate Fellowship (PUF)for The Red Cord project, 1993-94

Art Student Stipend - Grant Nelson Gallery, UCD, Nelson ARTfriends 1994

Artreach Sponsored Project - Nelson ARTfriends 1994

Purshase Award - Memorial Union Art Gallery, UCD 1994, Butterfly mixed media  

Ellen Hanson Memorial Prize, UCD Finalist (creative project which demonstrates the bravery of women) 1993

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