Beverly Bruntz is a contemporary painter, working in Kentucky. After graduating with a Masters of Art from California State University, Fullerton in 1996, Beverly worked for several years in commercial art. Feeling the need to pick up the paint brush again, she began exploring the fine art scene in southern California. She started taking her paints outdoors and was hooked on painting directly from life. She developed her painting skills while working a full time job in graphic design. In 2009 Beverly relocated from Yorba Linda, CA to the bluegrass region in Kentucky and fell in love again with the beauty of the area. Since 2009 she has been active in the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association and is currently serving as president. Her approach is characterized by a personal connection to nature. Being in awe of the one who created it all. She explores her work by combining realism with elements of fancy and abstraction. Sometimes the focus is the landscape and at other times she’s drawn to the creatures in the landscape. Created through delicate drawings and tactile textures, her work is at once nostalgic and current. Somewhere between the fantasies of youth and the scientist documenting native species.
Beverly’s work is in many private and corporate collections nationwide including the HibertMuseum of California Art, 21c Collection.