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Hummingbird Haven Studio - Beverly Carlson-Bradshaw
Beverly Carlson-Bradshaw

Beverly Carlson-Bradshaw is a gifted, natural born artist who has been creating art since childhood. She is now a full-time pastel artist who continually challenges herself to work in new ways, whether by trying a new palette or in applying new techniques, this artist remains dedicated to the process of learning.

As a young girl she would create drawings of the animals she found on the family farm in Montana. By High School she had moved on to working in oil paints. She later attended classes at Eastern Montana College, Billings, MT while working with important artists, such as Ben Steele.

With a previous career in Interior Design, Beverly has a great sense of balance and form, and she har- nesses the best of that experience in her art. Her life and career took her to Seattle, WA where she con- tinued to study art in the evenings at the University of Washington and she attended workshops with well-known artists Ned Mueller and Clark Elster. It was during this time that Beverly discovered pastel painting which she found was an excellent way to combine her strengths of drawing and painting. It has become her chosen medium.

Since retiring three years ago from her thriving career, Beverly now lives and works in Carefree, AZ. She is a full-time artist working in the medium of pastels. Her love of the landscape has only increased since moving to the desert and she fills her day by observing nature and creating masterful, pastel artworks based on her impressions of the beauty that surrounds her.

Beverly has attended workshops and received a number of achievements and accolades.
Jude Tolar (2019 - Scottsdale Artists School)
Liz Kenyon (2019 - Scottsdale Artists School)
Christine Debrosky (2020 - Scottsdale Artists School)
Tony Allain (2020 - Online Workshop with Redrock Pastel Society of Nevada)
Nancie King Mertz (2020 - Online Workshop)
Albert Handell (2020 - Plein Air Workshop Sedona, AZ)

Arizona Pastel Artists Association Artists in Arizona
West Coast Pastel Society Sonoran Artists League
Sonoran Arts League

2019 Membership Show, Finalist, Arizona Pastel Artists Association 2019
2021 National Spring Show, Merit Award, Arizona Pastel Artists Association 2021 ?Spring Forward,? Finalist, Artists in Arizona
2021, ?Shades of Green,? Bronze Award, Camelback Gallery
2020 "Into the Wild," Finalist, Camelback Gallery 2020 "Red," Finalist, Camelback Gallery 2020 "Happiness," Finalist, Camelback Gallery 2020 Featured Artist (One Year) Camelback Gallery, "Land & Sky", Finalist Camelback Gallery 2021