Recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading representational artists, Bev has had many successful one-man exhibitions in both public and commercial Galleries in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
He has exhibited with:
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters: The Mall Galleries: The Mall, London:
The Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition – 1991 & 1993
The Royal Miniature Society of Painters and Engravers, London
The West of England Royal Academy – 1992
The Medici Gallery, Bond Street, London
The Kings Galleries, St. James, London
He was a member of the Fossway Artists, England and a member of the New Zealand Fellowship of Artists.
His paintings are much sought after and hang in collection throughout the world. Bev is highly regarded in the field of landscape and still life and especially for his rural scenes and his superb portrayal of poultry.
Bev was born in 1936 in Swindon , Wiltshire, England/ He joined the Royal Navy in 1951, where he served for ten years. He started painting in November 1971 and is self-taught
Bev Immigrated to New Zealand in April 1972 with his wife and three children and now has three grandchildren. He lived at Kaiwaka, Northland where he built a studio and Gallery set in several acres of idyllic bush and farmland on which he kept twenty-two varieties of poultry and his pet sheep – Lamby.