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Bev Ellis

Ceramic Sculpture, Printmaking, Acrylic Painting & Mixed Media
Winner of the SSICA Ceramics Biennial Peoples Choice Award, and a large scale Ceramic Installation for VanCity, Bev enjoys Painting, printmaking, drawing and sculpting highly textured surfaces with clay. Her favourite muse is nature, where beauty is found in brokenness. Burned out trees, and layers of peeling bark, bear a common thread of lustrous imperfection. Her sculptural and 2D art embraces the raw and flawed. Artistry and technique inform the intuitive processes of her multidisciplinary art practice. Bev has been requested to speak at conferences, such as the Canadian Federation For Children, and the Elementary School teachers Association. She has been Artist In Residence in many schools, taught and given Artist talks at Art Galleries and Art Centres. Bev has been published in Artist Journals, magazines, the Book of 100 Vancouver Artists: WeMakeStuff, and in The Crafted Dish: a Juried Collection of talented clay artists from Across Canada. Represented by several galleries, she has exhibited her work throughout the Province, across Canada, and in the US. Her artwork is in corporate and private collections around the world.

“Trees speak to me about vulnerability, community, beauty, brokenness, nurture, help and hope. I am an encourager. Flowing from that, as an artist, I have a desire to bring into existence not just things, but the creation of artful objects that bring joy and beauty into our daily lives.”-Bev