Kimberley Bevan

Kimberley Bevan Visual Artist

After graduating from a BA (Hons) in Applied Arts I was awarded a five year fellowship with Digswell Arts Trust where I had a studio and work in a community of artists. I enjoyed my time at the trust so much that when I was invited to join the board of trustee I jumped at the opportunity. I have worked on various projects with schools, colleges and the local university with some fantastic artists of international reputation. I continue to examine and explore my own artic skills while exhibiting across England and into Europe.

Artists Statement:
There are dimensions of reality missed by human perception, for the quantity of information absorbed by our senses and carefully edited, like the our brains allow us only a limited proportion of this information which is usually corrupted via the processing method.

My work is an on going assimilation of complex scientific/mathematical theories into a visual world. My early work began by utilising objects which human use as tools to carry us through our individual journeys and exploring how we attributed a personal attachment even a persona to these inanimate objects. This led my work into the realm of science and philosophy searching for an understanding of the world I perceived and relentlessly pushing my ability to express the constant flux of living.

I experiment with ideas of movement through repartition and layering of imagery but also generating textures within the oil paints through unconventional applications of paint to the canvas. This in return has developed into more complex paintings which evolve spontaneously and capture the constant flux of change we all need to live which is beyond our control. Each painting is accompanied by its own palette used to form the work and I see it as the works birth certificate/documentation of the process which bore the birth of the work.

My paintings have becoming increasing more complex over the year and also ask not only how does space and time effect objects but also the area in-between objects. The point of travel and animation in life is vital to our understanding and existence within reality, without movement and the space to move within there would be nothing yet our lack of understanding as to what this actually is contributes to a mystery no-one has solved. The paintings/pastels/drawings have no answer to this question but pose scientific and spiritual responses by various individuals. The possibilities and ideas of time and space continues to evolve and grow - forever changing into a wonderful source of exploration for artists.

My work has now started to assimilate human form, exploring gentle movement which holds and exaggerates human moods and emotions. Experimenting with multiple light sources and playing with depth/texture of paint by mixing various different bodies to the paint.

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Tutored Art Experience in London / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-04-18T00:00:00Z">Fri 18 Apr 2014</span>Tutored Art Experience in London / Fri 18 Apr 2014

BRITISH MUSEUM, Thursday 17th July 2014 Journey through the collection in a new and unique way, sketching and documenting fascinating artefacts from far reaches of the world. Suitable for any age or ability, support an...

Tutored Art Expences in Cambridge / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-04-18T00:00:00Z">Fri 18 Apr 2014</span>Tutored Art Expences in Cambridge / Fri 18 Apr 2014

CAMBRIDGE DAY: Thursday 12th June 2014 A relaxing drawing session in the beautiful setting of Cambridge historical district. Taking in and absorbing the very different art collections of both the Fitzwilliam Museum an...

Tutored Art Experiences in London / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-04-18T00:00:00Z">Fri 18 Apr 2014</span>Tutored Art Experiences in London / Fri 18 Apr 2014

TATE DAY: Thursday 15th May 2014 A day of drawing and sketching one of Britain's most diverse art collection in the centre of London. Suitable for any ability/age as this session will be limited to a small group and hav...

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Adult Painting in the garden at Shaws Corner: / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-08-10T00:00:00Z">Thu 10 Aug 2017</span>Adult Painting in the garden at Shaws Corner: / Thu 10 Aug 2017

A calm and peaceful morning painting/pastel workshop in the back garden of one of the most famous Hertfordshire play rights, you can focus on either the house or the garden, the choice is yours. £25.00 per Adult (spaces...

Sketching Session on the Hertford to Ware Water Taxi / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-08-03T00:00:00Z">Thu 03 Aug 2017</span>Sketching Session on the Hertford to Ware Water Taxi / Thu 03 Aug 2017

Catching a water taxi from Hertford along the River Lee, students will draw the passing scenery. The boat has toilet amenities and food and drink for sale. Price includes return ticket back to Hertford should you wish to...

Adult Drawing Session at St Albans Cathedral (10am – 1pm) / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-06-15T00:00:00Z">Thu 15 Jun 2017</span>Adult Drawing Session at St Albans Cathedral (10am – 1pm) / Thu 15 Jun 2017

Meeting by the cathedral, the group will study both the inside and outside of this amazing building, exploring perspective and measuring skills, plus the bucket loads of heritage carved in the spectacular wooden areas. ...

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Call for Artists - Available studios coming up! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-04-18T00:00:00Z">Sat 18 Apr 2015</span>Call for Artists - Available studios coming up! / Sat 18 Apr 2015

The Digswell Arts Trust is an innovative charity that for over fifty years has focused on artists in the early phase of their careers. Through our studios in Letchworth, Stevenage and Welwyn, we provide studios for appro...