Beverly Bruntz is a contemporary painter, working in Kentucky. After graduating with a Masters of Art from California State University, Fullerton, Beverly worked for several years in commercial art. Feeling the need to pick up the paint brush again, she began exploring the fine art scene in southern California. She started taking her paints outdoors and was hooked on painting directly from life. She developed her painting skills while working a full time job in graphic design. In 2009 Beverly relocated from Yorba Linda, CA to the bluegrass region in her home state of Kentucky and fell in love again with the beauty of the area.
Her approach is characterized by a personal connection to nature. Being in awe of the one who created it all. She explores her work by combing realism with elements of fancy and abstraction. Sometimes the focus is the landscape and at other times she’s drawn to the creatures in the landscape. Created through delicate drawings and tactile textures. Her work is at once nostalgic and current. Somewhere between the fantasies of youth and the scientist documenting native species.
Beverly has been featured in Plein Air Magazine and American Art Collector. Her work is in many private and corporate collections nationwide including the 21c Collection.
Memberships and Associations
American Impressionist Society
Indiana Plein Air Painters Association
Juried Shows & Awards
Landscape Today, Invitational National Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN, September 6 - September
Indiana Plein Air Painters Association "First Brush of Spring" April 2019
Award: Merit Award "Rainy Day"
22nd Valentine's Invitational 2017 Castle Gallery Fine Art, Fort Wayne , Indiana
Oil Painters of America Salon Show "Paint Out 2016"
Award of Excellence "Misty Morning"
Indiana Plein Air Painters Association "First Brush of Spring 2015"
Award: Third Place Oil "Color Riot"
"Lexington Cityscapes" July 2011 Paintout
Award: Artist Choice "Le Deauville"
Indiana Plein Air Painters Association "First Brush of Spring 2011"
Award: Fourth Place Oil "River Field"
The Louisville Paint Out '10
Award: Judges Merit "Morning Reflections"
Bardstown Fine Art "A Brush with Bardstown"
Award: Judges Merit "Quiet Creek"
Laguna Plein Air Painters Asso. "Less is More" Miniature Juried Show'07, '08
California Art Club "Rivers & Harbors/Sources & Confluences" '08
Bowers Museum Plein Air Art Council Orange County Invitational "05,'06,'08
Award: Honorable Mention "Wilderness"
California Art Club "Celebrating 100 Years of History" '06
Laguna Plein Air Painters Asso. Artist Members Juried Exhibition '05, '06