The latest exhibition Connexion, heighten figurative art, which is an inescapable part of my painting process, whether by drawing with pastel and charcoal or painting with a paint brush, even with my cut-out collages. On painting trips to North Eastern Victoria, I have invariably been fascinated by their distant rolling hills, finding in their rounded shapes a relationship with the human form. In some of my mountainous landscapes the similar contours of the human figure are replicated so that they, become merged with their surroundings. In other artworks the figures are superimposed, floating or drifting above the landscape, suggesting that the person depicted is linked in a close relationship with the earth below. And so, I am leaving open to interpretation the role, or intent of the figure in each setting or even suggesting a more universal concept, questioning our relationship with the environment.
Beverley Woollett has regularly exhibited in two person, or group exhibitions in local and regional galleries in and around Sydney since 1982. As well as Solo Exhibition such as Artists Profile in the foyer of the Mosman Art Gallery and her latest solo exhibition at Thienny Lee Gallery.
On completion of a Fine Arts Course at Seaforth TAFE she achieved a credit pass and was awarded first prize for her final year. Time has always been made, even whilst working as an Occupational Therapist, to attend various drawing groups.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society and for some years taught Watercolour in their Art school. Among the over forty awards she has won are first prizes for Watercolour and Drawing and the RAS medal of distinction.
Her style is unique in that she makes extensive use of collage in her mixed media paintings. Her watercolours stand alone.
Selected Group and Solo Exhibition
2020 Connexion, Solo Exhibition, Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney.
2017 In Profile, Solo Exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery
2017 Hunters Hill Finalist Art Exhibition – Commended Water Colour Prize
2015 Ewart Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Ewart Art Gallery- Highly Commended Painting
2011 Two Artists, Gallery 41
2011-2000 Artists of Mosman, Mosman Art Gallery
2009-2000 Mixed Media & Watercolour Exhibitions, Taylors Galleries
2005 Kiama Art Society Exhibition – First Prize Watercolour
2004 Ryde Art Society Exhibition – First Prize Watercolour
2004 Grenfell Henry Lawson Exhibition – First Prize Watercolour and Overall Winner
2003 Australian Watercolour Institute Exhibition, Gosford Regional Gallery
2000 Drummoyne Art Society Exhibition – First Prize Watercolour
2000-1993 Annual Watercolour Exhibition, Trinity Delmar Gallery
1998 Royal Art Society Autumn Prize Exhibition, Lavender Bay Gallery – First Prize Watercolour
1997 Merriwa Art prize Exhibition, First Prize Watercolour
1997, 1995, 1992, 1991, 1989, 1987 Australian Watercolour Institute Exhibition, S.H. Irvine Gallery
1993, 1996, 1998 Mosman Art Walk, Mosman
1991, 1990, 1982 Royal Art Society Exhibition, Lavender Bay Gallery
Fine Arts Certificate (Credit), Seaforth TAFE – Second Year First Prize
1991 Dictionary of Women Artists in Australia by Max Germaine