Beryl Dawson

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Artist’s Statement

In 2008, Beryl opened the Wellington Artists’ gallery. Her endless energy, enthusiasm and hard work, along with her husband Emery, made the gallery what it is today. Sadly on October 9th, 2014, Beryl lost her battle to cancer.    She will be truly missed.  As artists at the gallery, we will continue to benefit from her dedication and encouragement.

Beryl had been painting for more than twenty years and was mostly self taught.  She also painted under the supervision of Gloria Stegman of Pompano, Florida; Nicole Talbot of Baie Comeau, Quebec and taken a workshop in portraiture with Valerie Stewart of Galt, California.

Oils were her preference,  but she also work with pastel and sometimes watercolour often combining it with ink.  As well as canvas and paper, she painted on board, steel (goldpans from the Yukon), rock and glass. Realism was her goal, with a desire to capture detail, making every piece of work a tapestry of lifelike, natural colour and form. Whether working with oil, pastel or watercolour,  Canadian subjects….. landscapes, florals, fauna or architectural works were her true focus.

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