Beverly Lazor lives in Southern
California. At a very early age she was exposed to the landscape
with regular Sunday family drives up and down the beautiful California
coast. This influenced her love for our wonderful diverse countryside,
there is nothing like experiencing the lighting, atmosphere and
mood of an environment and then trying to capture it on a canvas.
Beverly has always been inspired by the impressionist painters
and their wonderful use of color, texture and brush strokes.
Plein air painting has become a passion. You just can't capture
the same excitement and experience in the studio as being there
with nature. The use of shadows and color play an important part
in inspiring her compositions. She favors a more loose painterly
approach to her work, enjoying the more subtle nuances that brush
strokes can achieve in a painting.
After graduating with distinction
from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, she worked as
a freelance illustrator /product designer for over 40 years,
working in the entertainment industry, illustrating children's
books, puzzles, clothing, jewelry and toys, working with clients
like Disney, Amblin, MCA, Bradford Exchange, and The Getty Museum.
She currently is an online instructor
for the Academy of Art University, in SF, as well as writes online
classes. Beverly's vineyard and landscape paintings are displayed
in Jessup Cellars Gallery in Yountville. She recently joined
the Edward Montgomery Fine Art Gallery in Carmel, CA. Beverly
is an Artist Member and the Malibu / Ventura County Chapter Chair
of the California Art Club, Signature member of the California
Plein Air Painters and exhibits in numerous shows.