Photograph of Artist BEVERLY CLARIDGE
BEVERLY CLARIDGE
Invercargill, Southland - New Zealand



Original Artworks (5)

Beverly Claridge; Chains Of Gold, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 1000 x 800 mm.
Beverly Claridge
Original Oil Painting, 2010
1000 x 800 mm ( x )
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Beverly Claridge; Faithful Morning, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 65 x 51 cm. Artwork description: 241  Sparkling water and stark winter light combine to accentuate the breathtaking beauty of Stewart Island, New Zealand( Rakiura, Aotearoa) . This painting is from a journey around the small islands named Faith Hope and Charity and are located in the Patterson Inlet.605 x 510 mm ( Approximately 24 ...
Beverly Claridge
Original Oil Painting, 2006
65 x 51 cm (25.6 x 20.1 inches)
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Beverly Claridge; Disappearing Pears, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 40 cm. Artwork description: 241  This painting is a study for an 2009 exhibition entitled
Beverly Claridge
Original Oil Painting, 2007
48 x 40 cm (18.9 x 15.7 inches)
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Beverly Claridge; Colac Bay Breakers, 2004, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 Southland New Zealand has so many beautiful, remote beaches.   This one is a favourite of local surfers.  I enjoyed spending time here and wanted to show the vibrancy of the waves crashing on the boulders, as well as the lovely sleepy, tranquility of the village of Colac ...
Beverly Claridge
Original Oil Painting, 2004
48 x 40 inches (121.9 x 101.6 cm)
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Beverly Claridge; The Gif At Pankhurst Sawmill, 2005, Original Painting Oil, 31 x 31 cm. Artwork description: 241 This piece was done for an auction/ fundraising event for Riverton Arts and Heritage Centre.  Gif is a local character there that really enjoys his work at the historic Pankhurst Sawmill.  I wanted to show a vibrant man, proud of the fact that he put in a ...
Beverly Claridge
Original Oil Painting, 2005
31 x 31 cm (12.2 x 12.2 inches)
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Artist Statement

Creating art is what I love and what I must do. My purpose is to honour my Creator in producing excellent artwork that is contemplative and intelligent. I desire that my work exemplifies the amazement I feel about the ability to create. My hope is to challenge, encourage, and help instill a sense of renewal in the viewer.   The aim for excellence begins with careful planning of each of my narrative compositions. Contemplating the philosophy and feelings I want to evoke, I consider the questions that need to be asked. Which ones do I answer and which do I leave with the viewer to ponder? Although tangents are intuitively explored along the way, the collection of written philosophy, plans, and preliminary drawings comprise a blueprint for each piece. Each day’s work is a journey of faith to the original concept because of the conscientious application of many layers of paint. I love experiencing the fascination of seeing all my ideas and their tangents become reality on canvas, fulfilling or even exceeding my primary vision. I endeavor that my high contrast, high colour landscapes show Aotearoa New Zealand as the fresh, sparkling and awe-inspiring land she is.    "Ephemeral Perception", the series of paintings currently in-studio, is to be comprised of at least 10 works. New Zealand elements are integrated from my perspective as a relative newcomer to Aotearoa. The paintings are inspired by Christian philosophy and Hubble deep-space images which stir a sense of the bewildering vastness ...   Read More