Award winning abstract artist Bevi Bullwinkel attended Vassar College and received an MA from Columbia University. After years devoted to photography she turned to painting and has studied with many professional artists in California, Connecticut and Maine. Her work is primarily in acrylic, ink, water-based oil, and mixed media (including cold wax and oil pigment stick) on paper, board, and canvas. Current affiliations in Connecticut include memberships in the Guilford, New Canaan, Ridgefield and Rowayton Art associations, as well the Silvermine Guild of Artists and the Artists Collective of Westport. She has been selected for many juried shows in New York, California, Maine, and Connecticut. Her solo exhibitions include the Westport Town Hall, the Ferguson Library in Stamford, and the Chester Gallery in Connecticut. She has received numerous first prizes in Essex, Guilford and Rowayton as well as the prestigious Founder’s Award at the Essex Art Association. In addition the artist was chosen for a celebrity auction to benefit NYU Hospital in New York in 2015. She also was selected for the 2015 annual juried members’ exhibition (Dreamscapes) and the 2016 juried exhibit (More Than Words “#iammore”) at the Westport Arts Center. In 2017 Ms.Bullwinkel was featured in a two person show at the New Canaan Library in Connecticut. And, in 2018 she received three first prizes at the Rowayton Arts Center as well as the Hu Lindsay Memorial Award for mixed media in the “Abstraction” show. In 2019 she won first prize in the Ridgefield Guild of Artists Annual Juried Exhibition.
Her work is represented in private collections throughout the country.
Statement of work:
The focus of my artistic intention is well described by the following quote from Stephane Mallarme: “Peindre non la chose, mais l’effet qu’elle produit”, as the importance lies in the emotion that is evoked by viewing art. Painting to me is like poetry. While working in any media I try to distill my thoughts in order to express the essence of what lies beneath the surface. The emphasis on the simplicity of line and importance of space is seen in most of my work. My wish is to express an increasing concern with the fragility and impermanence of nature and our existence, as well as to evoke a sense of the transience of being and mystery of the unknown.