Bev Rodin is an internationally collected Canadian artist known for her accomplished contemporary and distinctive paintings of light and atmosphere interpreted both on large-scale canvases and in watercolour. She began her art career in the village, Port Cartier, Quebec at the age of nine under the tutelage of the internationally celebrated Mme. Francoise Drolet. Bev's current acrylic painting technique springs from her award winning experience as a watercolourist, oil painting technique, the study of Japanese brush painting, illustrating children's books, sketching on location, and a generous dose of serendipity.
"As a painter, I am interested in unusual lighting effects, particularly backlighting and dappled light, and I work with rich elegant colour groupings and thin coloured glazes in an attempt to achieve the effect I am seeking. All of my paintings in both watercolour and acrylic on canvas are in response to my experiences in natural surroundings and everyone is invited to encounter and interpret the paintings with their own meanings. Although nature based, the forest paintings and gardens are illusionary spaces, abstracted, haunting, quiet, at times thoughtful, at time energized and occasionally magical."