Beverley Isaacs

Location: London
Website: www.beverleyisaacs.com
Bio:

I am a London born artist making figurative expressionist paintings from life. Using a variety of mark making techniques and rapid brush strokes - my aim is to express the movement and lyrical quality of my subjects.

My fascination in capturing movement stems from the belief that everything we encounter  around us  has a vibrational energy,  and has  therefore always been the driving force behind my work. In this respect I began the first 10 years of my career making short stop-frame animation films, before venturing to Mexico to develop my work  as a painter between 2005-11.  In Mexico I settled in Oaxaca and began selling my paintings in the street,  which resulted in an offer of a solo exhibition called “Momentos Musicales” at the “Museo del Palacio” in Oaxaca City.  

Since returning to London  I've  shown in several group and solo exhibitions, shortlisted twice for the National Open Art competition (2014 and 2016) and recently exhibited with the London Group at the Cello Factory for  The 83rd London Group Open,  November 2017. I have also just been awarded an NEAC Drawing Scholarship 2018-19.
I am Inspired by artists such as Auerbach, Pollock, Kossoff, Toulouse L’Autrec, Goya.

My current work explores similar techniques used by the abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock, employing them figuratively, with a view to bringing disused technology back to life as works of art in themselves.

Exhibitions:

2002 St. Martin’s College of Art Postgrad animation
1991-94 Camberwell BA Graphic Design

SOLO exhibitions:

2014 Mexican Adventure- | The Haberdashery | London
2011 Fragmentos | Mexican Chamber of Commerce | London UK
2011 Musical Moments | Museo del Palacio | Oaxaca, Mexico
2007 Fragmentos | Galeria Studio Cerrillo | Chiapas , Mexico

GROUP exhibitions:

2017 The 83rd London Group Open | The Cello Factory | Waterloo, London
2017 #51% Remember Her | Elements Gallery | London
2016 Revolution- The Art Show | Black and White Building | London E2
2014 TIAF London 2014 | The Rag Factory | London E1
2005 Christmas Miscellany | The Harlequin Gallery | Greenwich, London

Awards:

2018 NEAC Drawing Scholarship 2018-19
2014/2016 Shortlisted twice NOA with 3 works
1994 RSA Award