Tuesday, Aug 9, 2005
Beverly Hooks of Poulsbo, Washington, has been chosen as the September Artist-In-Residence for Hot Springs National Park.
The love of art paralleled with seventeen years as a professional Interior Designer lead her to a career of painting. The many years of design have enhanced an understanding for the necessity of works of art as a balance for both the esthetic and life's expression. Beverly has studied with such talents as nationally known Rudy Coffing (Bothell, Washington), internationally known artist Stanley Warburton (Lytham, England), Nationally known artists John Galucci (Lake Placid, New York) and Lannie Little (Portland, Oregon).
Artist Beverly Hooks paints with a free flowing style between Expressive and Impressionism. She recently indulged in an eight-month stay and study of the English countryside. Her use of color and design is replicated in the richness of value and movement.
Beverly has been represented by several galleries in the Northwest to include the Evergreen Gallery & Kirkland Gallery in Kirkland, Washington; The Bronze Duck Gallery in Leavenworth, WA. Reigning Visions Gallery in Port Angeles, WA; LaLa Land Chocolate & Tea Room in Port Gamble, WA; American Marine Bank, Silverdale, WA. Beverly is available and has been successful with numerous commissions. Painting for commissioned clients in the Northeastern, Southern, Northwestern states and California, Beverly is the exclusive artist at the Poulsbo Tea House and Fine Art Gallery, Poulsbo, Washington. As the author of a recent children's book, she is currently designing and illustrating the pages of her work.
The Hot Springs National Park Artist-In-Residence program is open to artists of all disciplines. To apply or get more information, call 501-624-3383, x652 or e-mail HOSP_Interpretation@nps.gov.
Artwork created by Beverly during her residency will be displayed at the Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center at the end of September. The visitor center located in the former Fordyce Bathhouse is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. free of charge. For more information, call 501-624-2701.