About the Artist
Beverly Norman is a seasoned visual artist with a quirky, sometimes irreverent sense of humor and an eye for understated beauty in both color and form. After discovering a passion for photography as an art student she has gone on to teach classes and shoot commercially since 1988. Beverly published the Montage Journal of Art in Toledo, Ohio, as she continued to amass her own body of work. Currently she accepts work as a portrait and special occasion photographer bringing her own straightforward style with her.
Most recently she has put together a body of work titled ‘Aging Color’ for a large-scale group exhibit. This current work combines the camera and the scanner capturing layered commonplace objects in still life format. The prints have richly saturated and harmonious colors that shift with the seasons –the golds and rusts of autumn, tarnished browns and blacks of winter, emerging spring greens and warm clear colors of summer. “Many of the materials I collect change color and condition over time and I love the effects of decay. My treasures find their way into my compositions, an unearthed piece of pottery, my grandmother’s ruby ring, my daughter’s hair wrap, a pet bird too beautiful to bury. The work becomes an intimate style of memorializing.”