This time I painted in a garden store “Pickets” in Historic Golden Colorado. I happened to be working on my wildflower series, and worked on one of the designs for several hours on Saturday. My demo was at the same time as the Golden Arts Festival, which was wonderful as it brought a lot of traffic in the store. I was happy with the response to my work, and am thinking of entering the festival next year.
My spring collection is finally finished; the last piece is the “butterfly and flowers” design. I will be thinking of poetic names for the art, but have already designed the logo. Starting to do some research for a new group of illustrations, I have a lot of ideas…
With an art career that spans over two decades, Beatrice Trezevant has created whimsical and colorful images in mixed media as well as appliqué and embroidery.
Beatrice’s work has been licensed to manufacturers and publishers nationwide, and her designs can be seen on numerous products from scrap-booking albums to baby bedding, greeting cards, gift wrap and more. The playful style of the art lends itself well to the juvenile market, which has been the primary focus in the past few years.
Mountain Moppets in Old Colorado City shows Beatrice’s acrylic paintings, and she has also recently been a part of an exhibit at the Ink Lounge Gallery in lakewood Colorado. Surtex, a design trade show in New York City and the CHA show in Anaheim have also been venues to license the juvenile images. Private collectors have also purchased paintings for children’s spaces.
Beatrice studied design in Basel Switzerland, and in England, and obtained a degree in textile design from Canterbury College Of Art (LSIAD).
After living in several cities, the Artist has chosen to make Colorado Springs her home. Beatrice lives and works in her Victorian bungalow, surrounded by her garden from which she draws much inspiration.
This floral juvenile painting is again a combination of acrylics and pastels. I will add a couple more images and the collection will be completed. I love painting summer themes this time of year.
This was the most fun I have had in a while. On Saturday thirteen of us took an overnight trek on the Colorado Trail, and took eleven llamas with us to carry our gear and French wine. The trail head was outside of Salida, where we met up with the outfitter; we started by rounding up the animals and learning how to load our tents and food.
We then hit the trail, and hiked in about five miles, beautiful views, and our destination was a large meadow where we set up our camp. The rain did not dampen our enthusiasm and the wine helped a bit too. The temperature must have really dropped at night as there was frost on our tents and on the llamas in the morning.
Some of the hikers in the group went another eight miles that morning and some of us went back to the original trail head. All great fun and an interesting experience.
This painting is small 4×4 inches, and is part of the spring collection I have been working on. Next I think that I will paint a picture of an iguana, as I need some balance for juvenile boy as well as girl.
This is the next painting in the spring collection; again this is painted in acrylics with pastel accents. The painting is intended to hang in a girl’s room, or any other place where children congregate.
This is my new digital piece that is designed for products for girls or young ladies. My idea this season is to create images with common spring themes, in a variety of techniques. My next piece will be painted on canvas. Just a new approach, although I will have several coordinating designs in each category.
Just finished this acrylic painting, this is the first of a group of juvenile images for spring; the accents are in pastel. The next ones will be flowers, birds, and natural elements. This piece is intended for a girl’s rooms.
Yesterday I attended a meeting for artists at the Denver Office Of cultural Affairs. The topic of the seminar was about future Public Art Projects and how to apply for them. I was very impressed with Mayor John Hickenlooper’s speech, and the city official’s positive attitude towards art in general. I am looking over the list of projects and plan on submitting some ideas for murals. The steps to take are to first upload a profile on “Café” a site for the visual arts selection process.
This week I finally finished the “Birds in Tree” juvenile mural; I had so much fun working on this, that I am going to continue the theme throughout the room; just like working on a collection, it is interesting to expand on an idea.
My house is becoming a showcase for my murals, and am feeling very inspired to keep creating new images.
A couple of nights ago Spike lee gave a lecture at Colorado College, which I attended with a friend. It was really inspiring to hear his story about the beginning of his career. The challenges of a film maker appear to be similar to those of an illustrator; the bottom line was that Spike talked about believing in what you do for the love of art! Great thoughts during these uncertain times.