Beverley Hawksley
Beverley Hawksley "Integrate"
Beverley Hawksley " Beloved Baggage "
Beverley Hawksley " Masquerade Tea "
Beverley Hawksley "Time Out"
Beverley Hawksley " Sanctuary "
Beverley Hawksley "Fact Finders"
Beverley Hawksley "The Shepherd"
Beverley Hawksley "Go Team"
Beverley Hawksley "Entrance"
Beverley Hawksley "Garden Party"
Beverley Hawksley "Siblings"
Beverley Hawksley "Wisdom"
Beverley Hawksley "Interesting Smells"
Beverley Hawksley "The World Is Big"
Beverley Hawksley "Verbal Eyes"
Beverley Hawksley "Thoughtful"
Beverley Hawksley "Bear"
Beverley Hawksley "The Butler Was A Pole Sitter"
Beverley Hawksley "Elevated"
Beverley Hawksley "Perch"
Beverley Hawksley "The Wedding"
Beverley Hawksley "Antelope"
Beverley Hawksley "Brothers"
Beverley Hawksley "Holding Things of Value"
Beverley Hawksley "White Dwelling"
Beverley Hawksley "Things Worth Knowing"
Beverley Hawksley "Red Dwelling"
Beverley Hawksley "Cave Painting"
Beverley Hawksley "Walk Softly"
Beverley Hawksley "Dominos"
Beverley Hawksley "Behold"
Beverley Hawksley "Bubble"
Beverley Hawksley "Red Dress"
Beverley Hawksley "Quiet Strength"
Beverley Hawksley "Ladies in Waiting"
Beverley Hawksley "Handsome"
Beverley Hawksley "Don Quixote"
Beverley Hawksley "Bee Keepers"
Beverley Hawksley "Describing A Position"
Beverley Hawksley "It's A Phase"
Beverley Hawksley "Ideas"
Beverley Hawksley "Gatherings"
Beverley Hawksley "Capture"
Beverley Hawksley "Converge"
Beverley Hawksley "I can't help it, I'm growing"
Beverley Hawksley "Reflecting"
Beverley Hawksley "Girls in Black Dresses without Satin Sashes"
Beverley Hawksley "Raven"
Beverley Hawksley "Communion"
Beverley Hawksley "Not Yet"
Beverley Hawksley "Red Door"
Beverley Hawksley "Rounds"
Beverley Hawksley "Perch"
Beverley Hawksley "Pools"
Beverley Hawksley "Scribe no.2"
Beverley Hawksley "Boyz"
Beverley Hawksley "There's no place like home"
Beverley Hawksley "Scribe no.1"
Beverley Hawksley "Red Moon Girls"
Beverley Hawksley "Got stuff to do"
Beverley Hawksley "Early Thoughts of Tutus"
Beverley Hawksley "Imagining Winnie"
Beverley Hawksley "Imagining Winnie"
Beverley Hawksley "Imagining Winnie"
Beverley Hawksley "Imagining Winnie"
Beverley Hawksley "Imagining Winnie"
Beverley Hawksley "Imagining Winnie"
Beverley Hawksley "A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place"
Beverley Hawksley "Stick to Your Guns"
Beverley Hawksley "Stepping Up"
Beverley Hawksley "And One Thing Leads to Another"
Beverley Hawksley "Count Your Blessings"
Beverley Hawksley "Stepping Out"
Beverley Hawksley "Pinky Swear"
Beverley Hawksley "And Pretty Maids All in a Row"
Beverley Hawksley "Circles Up and Down"
Beverley Hawksley "Passage"
Beverley Hawksley "Choir Practice"
Beverley Hawksley "Gathering at the Water"
Beverley Hawksley "Ruby's first lipstick"
Beverley Hawksley "Locomotion on my mind"
Beverley Hawksley "Bug Ballet"
Beverley Hawksley "Crowns and Thrones"
Beverley Hawksley "Walt"
Beverley Hawksley "The One I Love the Most"
Beverley Hawksley "I have a Shiny Penny #2"
Beverley Hawksley "Stored in the Flies"
Beverley Hawksley "Hopeful"
Beverley Hawksley "New Day"
Beverley Hawksley "Green"
Beverley Hawksley "Fertility"
Beverley Hawksley "I Love an Eye Patch"
Beverley Hawksley "Colleagues"
Beverley Hawksley "and the Matriarch wore Polka Dots"
Beverley Hawksley "Polka Dots"
Beverley Hawksley "Ruby at the Door"
Beverley Hawksley "Pyro"
Beverley Hawksley "Residue"
Beverley Hawksley "Intense Poet"
Beverley Hawksley "Strangers in Florence"
Beverley Hawksley "Calling"
Beverley Hawksley "Wednesday"
Beverley Hawksley "Laundry"
Beverley Hawksley "Making It So"
Beverley Hawksley "Isabelle and I"
Beverley Hawksley "This Was Our Favourite Car"
Beverley Hawksley "Unity"
Beverley Hawksley "Unfold"
Beverley Hawksley "Water Creature"

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Stories are important to me... the ones we are immediately aware of and the ones that come through excavation.

"Making" has been part of my life as far back as I can remember. From the childhood cobbling of my own shoes because of a fascination with some boots that Patsy Cline wore on an album cover through my costume making and knitting days as a young mother, resourceful creativity has felt as necessary as breathing. I incorporated this obsession with creating into a career as a hairstylist all the while nurturing thoughts of some other world that seemed to be forever waiting in the wings for more of my attention. With grown children, I decided in my early forties, to explore it full time. Since then, with self direction and curiosity, art has been my day job. It remains an obsession!

Primarily a figurative painter, I like to work large scale and would describe my figures as being in a "state" rather than a "location". The work has changed over the years but there are recurring aspects that have been present since the beginning. The use of metal leaf both in halos and background texture satisfies my love of the historical religious works that haunt my heart. Costume interests me, both for what it exposes and what it covers up. I continue to explore this through the work combining eras, or indulging in fantasy. Attention to hair styles and head gear are important to me as well. Certainly I recognize that the tools are in my hands, however, I do feel as though the figures in the work show up with their own agenda. I am committed to honouring that.

Beverley Hawksley I work three dimensionally as well and have created sculpture and textile works that have a feel of ceremony. Robes, shawls and banners embelished with embroidery became meditative works for me... a chance to plug into an artform from "ago". Making plaster and papier mache vessels gives me an opportunity to emmerse myself in a shape that has held things of value since the beginning of time.

Through these years of exploring, I began to pay close attention to how I experience the creative process. The different stages of bringing an idea to fruition and the feelings that accompany those stages. The stages became predictable and I have learned to trust that process. Out of this observation came a performance that I titled "Subplot". It is a mythical theatre piece with the characters depicting each aspect of the creative process. This work combined my varied efforts of writing, producing, performing, 3D installation and costume making. I feel this piece has more to come and I hope to continue to workshop it to see how it plays out.

From the outside, perhaps each approach seems to be a departure from the others, but to me they are all in keeping with my intention to uncover and support the timeless stories found within the human condition.

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