Beverly Ford Evans with her painting “Morning Stroll”
did you get started and then develop your career?
Beverly Ford Evans, ASMA: Beverly was raised in
Nashville, Tennessee and now resides in Franklin, Tennessee. As
a child she was drawn to the beauty that surrounded her.
Encouraged by her parents, she began drawing and painting.
Beverly has become a prolific artist. With her deliberate
brushwork and attention to the scene, Beverly captures the
essence of the landscape and wildlife beautifully and artfully.
Coupled with her love of the landscape is her love for animals.
Beverly is sought after to paint commissions for loving pet
owners, and has participated in the Southeastern Wildlife Expo
in Charleston, South Carolina, the Waterfowl Festival in Easton,
Maryland, and Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival in Thomasville,
“I am blessed with the opportunity to share the talent God gave
to me. When my work evokes emotional reactions in a viewer, I am
humbled. That is the force that drives me to continue to improve
do you describe success?
There are so many ways to measure success. I personally feel
successful as an artist when I finish a painting and the outcome
is what I envisioned, or even better than I envisioned.
do you find inspiration?
Inspiration comes to me in many different ways. It comes simply
by viewing the beautiful landscape and creatures God created. It
comes from conversation with family, friends and other artists.
A word can be very powerful to the imagination and inspiration.
It comes during quiet moments of meditation and prayer. It also
comes to me through hearing. Hearing the song of a bird, the
sound of the wind blowing through trees, or the babbling of a
is the best thing about being an artist?
I feel very blessed to be able to share my life doing what I
love with the man I love. With us both being artists, we are
able to travel together to paint. We hold dear the friendships
with the people, collectors, and other artists who we have
encountered over the years.
do you collect?
We have been very fortunate to collect many of our artist
friends’ works. They all are very special to us because daily,
we get reminded of special friends and special moments with
them. Along with those, we have collected a few pieces by
Everett Raymond Kinstler, Bill Anton, Bye Bitney, and John
Moran, along with a couple of French and Russian artists.
Beverly Ford Evans, “Falling Water,” 18 x 24 in., oil, 2020. One
of the many beautiful streams flowing though the Highlands of
Beverly Ford Evans, “Morning Stroll,” 20 x 24 in., oil, 2020.
Pheasants are among the top most beautiful birds.
Beverly Ford Evans, “Stuck at Low Tide,” 18 x 24 in., oil. The
old work boats tell a story with their scars and rust.