Beverly Klucher in the Community Gallery
Artist Statement: "At this point of my career, I find it natural to say I love what I do. I have been oil painting for 40 years and still find joy in bringing back to life visually a fulfilling moment. Whether the image is landscape, coastal ,religious or portrait, each offers a unique light and color that challenges my perception. The present exhibition, "HEART OF PENNNSYLVANIA" is a collection of paintings inspired by a childhood recollection of living in England long enough to instill a - sense of place - in my own heart."
Bio: Beverly, born in Portland Oregon, grew up second of six children in a close-knit military family, where moving around the country and overseas was normal. During her adolescence, her parents, family and teachers encouraged this aspiring artist to pursue her talent. The seed of encouragement grew.
A 1978 Fine Arts Graduate from The Pennsylvania State University and graduate work at Penn State and The Maryland Institute of Art, both contributed to the artist's strong emphasis on oil painting. In 1980, Beverly began her professional career working from her home studio, while working part-time as an Archival Framer, and raising her family with her husband Bill. Her husband, children, and grandchildren remain her most cherished part of her success in her art.
Presently, Beverly's studio is filled with paintings in various stages of development. Her passion for life is reflected in the stroke and perception of light in all of her work. She welcomes people into her studio. A call to make an appointment is appreciated by the artist. Commission paintings are special in their own way. This affords the artist an opportunity to work with the client one on one. "To see a smile on their face when the job is done is amazing" - comments Beverly
Select Juried Awards: Butler Institute of American Art, Washington D.C. Invitational,The Southern Alleghenies Museum, Robeson Gallery of The Pennsylvania State University, Penn Memorial Museum, Saint Vincent Arch Abbey, Latrobe Pennsylvania, and The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania.
Permanent Collections include: AT&T Washington, D.C., The Vatican Rome, Southern Alleghenies Museum, The Mount Nittany Medical Center, The Diocese of Altoona & Johnstown, Saint Vincent Seminary, The Pennsylvania State University, Bartlett Tree Experts, Stamford, Conn., Our Lady Of Victory Church, State College, Pennsylvania.
Beverly recognizes and wishes to thank all of the private collectors for their generosity and support through the years.
Community Gallery - 2nd FloorFridays, Saturdays & Sundays 12:00 to 4:30 p.m. Or By Appointment