about the artist
Beverley Hawksley is primarily a figurative painter, describing her figures as being in a "state" rather than a "location". She is self taught and currently resides in Muskoka, Ontario.
She describes making as being intrinsic throughout her childhood and into the current day. Initially remembering cobbling her own shoes because of a fascination with some boots that Patsy Cline wore on an album cover.
Beverley's background in hairdressing and costume are inherent influences her work - she continues to explore this through combining eras, or indulging in fantasy. Attention to hair styles and head gear are important as well.