Hi I'm Bev Hardidge and I live in Hoddles Creek in the beautiful Yarra Valley area of Victoria, Australia. I have been keen on art and crafts all my life. Having a creative mum, who was a prolific sewer, knitter and potter, certainly influenced me. Being creative is just part of my being. I just need to be making something, no matter what it is. Over the years I have dabbled in many creative pursuits. My four adult children and husband are all creative in their own individual ways. We sometimes collaborate in creating artworks. I am a keen photographer and take lots of photos which could be used to base paintings from and give me inspiration.
Since moving to the Valley several years ago I have concentrated mostly on painting and experimenting with different mediums. My paintings are sometimes realistic, sometimes imaginary and often a mixture of both. I use acrylic paints, inks, collage and all manner of markers. Many of my paintings have texture created by various mediums. I love depicting nature and the world around me and I am inspired by what I observe on our property and the area we live.
I also enjoy teaching others my passion for painting and being creative in my studio on our six-acre property. My other interests are gardening (we try to live off our property as much as possible), our animals and our beautiful family.