Bev Rodin’s elegant and accomplished paintings balance between abstraction and realism with the use of gestural brushwork, Japanese brush painting, traditional and contemporary painting techniques, multiple glazes and intuitively created expressive effects. The paintings are based on real life experiences, sketches and memory. Bev’s art reveals the poetic and the beautiful in the natural phenomena that surround all life. Her predominantly medium and large-scale paintings in acrylic on canvas, explore unusual lighting, transparency, abstraction, universality, movement, colour and connections between them.
With a PhD in arts education and an MFA in studio practice, Bev has taught three dimensional design, drawing, space planning, colour theory, watercolour painting and portfolio development as well as mentoring. Originally from Ontario, Bev and her husband have shared many adventures, including hiking into Havasu canyon and whitewater canoeing in Ontario and Quebec. Bev is a proud wife and grandmother with a love of family, music, songs, good food, dancing, reading, gardening, swimming and hiking.
She has exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy and is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC) and the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA).