with the rhythm and flow of color and line are defining characteristics
of my work. This intuitive and experimental approach to painting can
result in a sense of mystery and discovery for me, and hopefully the
viewer. I believe that a combination of good drawing skills and creative
visualization are important to this less traditional method of working.”
Beverly DeJarnett was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, where most
of her relatives worked for the automotive industry. “I think
this is why I became an artist...Too many tours to the Ford Motor Company’s
assembly line. Creativity became an essential part of my survival instincts,”
says the artist.
After graduation from Eastern Michigan University she moved to California,
where she taught school in southern California and the San Francisco
Bay area. Additional art studies were completed through the University
of California at Long Beach, and Riverside. In 1978 she moved to Sacramento
and attended C.S.U.S. She extended her skills and experience by attending
workshops with watercolor artists: Jan Fon, Millard Sheets, Robert E.
Wood, Milford Zornes, Don Andrews, Virginia Cobb, Katherine Chan Lui,
Alex Powers and Chen Khee Chan. During this time she continued to paint
and study on her own; winning over 100 awards in regional competitive
exhibitions since moving to Sacramento in 1977.
Invitational exhibitions include: Danielle’s Creperie & Gallery
in Sacramento; I. Magnins, the Walter E. Buehler Alumni and Vistior’s
Center, University of California Davis, CA, Casa de Gardens, Sacramento
Children’s Home, KVIE and Creative Arts League.
As a juried member of the European Institute of Watercolor, 1987-1995,
DeJarnett was included in the following group exhibits: Comirano Cultural
Center, Veneto, Italy; Bank of Ireland, Belfast and Dublin; and the
Grand Palais, in Paris, France.
She has been an active member of Sacramento Fine Arts Center for over
25 years and currently volunteers as the facilitator for Open Studio
Beverly DeJarnett has a studio residence in Fair Oaks, California. For
information: 916-962-0518, or email.