Azaleas is an original oil painting on board by contemporary artist, Beverly Abbott. The art size is 18″ x 24″ and the modern style gold frame measures 23 1/2″ x 29 1/2″. This is another one of her gorgeous floral paintings of a beautiful lavender colored azalea in full bloom.
Biography: Beverly Abbott has been honored as “Signature Member” of the Miniature Artists of America and the Society of Animal Artists. Both organizations are international in scope. She has been honored with selection for inclusion into Marquis’ Who’s Who in America 2000-2009 and Who’s Who in American Women 2000-2010 and Who’s Who in the World 2001-2009. She is a member of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington, D.C., the Miniature Art Society of Florida, the Hampton Arts League, the Association of Miniature Artists, and the Cider Painters of America. Her miniature “A Long Drink” was chosen for the 49th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists in 2009 and in the yearlong traveling exhibit. Two paintings were juried into the SAA Miniature Show and “Pond Crossing” – White Tiger was included in the traveling show with the Annual Show for the coming year. “Pond Crossing” was a Best in Show Winner at the Gallery at Fells Point, Baltimore. Her miniature oil painting “White Pelicans Resting on a Sandbar” is included in a traveling exhibit sponsored by the Miniature Artists of America. The collection of tiny works of art by Signature Members is available for special exhibit at museums and galleries through 2012. The natural world is the inspiration for my art. Oil paint is my preferred medium, for the rich jewel like colors and its soft buttery feel. My style for the large works is best described as soft realism employing complex colors with blended edges and selected loose brush strokes. My miniature work is painted in minute detail adhering to the accepted rules of fine art and the 1/6th scale with the overall size of 25 square inches or less. I use Ivorine as the painting surface for the miniatures as it is translucent and smooth. Spring 2010 “Intent-Sandhill Crane” received 3rd Place in the Birds and Animals Category at the Florida Miniature Art Society’s Annual Show. Spring 2009 “Blue and Gold Macaw” on piano key received an Award of Excellence at the Ridge Art Center Mini. Show and “Coy – Hyacinth Macaw” received an Award of Merit at the El Dorado Gallery Mini. Show. “Scottish Lassies received a Merit Award at the Artistic Designs Gallery Mini. Show. In the Fall, “Step into the Light”- White Tiger received an Honorable Mention at the Gallery of Fells Point Mini. Show and “Basking” received Third Place in Ivory/Ivorine Category at the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society Show. “Lorykeet Love” received the Award for Color at the Cider Painters of America Show. March 2008 three paintings exhibited at the 4th Worldwide Exhibition of Fine Arts in Miniature hosted by the Australian Society of Miniature in Burnie, Tasmania. “Greetings” received an Award of Merit in Oils at the El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery Miniatures Show in May. In the fall, “King Penguins Necking” received Honorable Mention at the Miniature Painters Sculptors and Gravers Society International Show, “Rhino Repose” received Third Place at the Art Gallery of Fells Point, “Crowned Crane and Rhino” received Second Place at the Gateway to the Rockies Art Exhibit, and “Pair of Bearded Iris” received Honorable Mention at the Council for the Arts in Chambersburg. The Angelique Agee Avon Award was given to “One Legged Perch-Roseate Spoonbill” at the Alabama Miniature Art Society. “Big Horned Sheep” oil on Mammoth Ivory was awarded Best in Show at the 2008 South Texas Miniature Art Society Show. In 2007, “Foggy Dawn” received First Place in oils at the Art Gallery of Fells Point, “Lupine Season” received Honorable Mention at the So. Texas Miniature Art Society and “Shy Maid Seeks Suitors” received third place at the Artist’s Gallery, Virginia Beach. At the 2006 International Florida Miniature Art Society Show, “Pair of Rhino’s Sleeping” receiving an Award of Merit. At the March 2006 the Northern California Society of Art in Miniature Exhibition held at the Sierra Artist Gallery “Macaws in the Clouded Rainforest” was awarded Third Place in the Animal Division. “Iris Reflections” received Honorable Mention at the 2006 Miniature Art Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Fells Point. Mrs. Abbott has also illustrated the book “Paw Prints through the Years”. FYI: Ivorine is a plastic sheet, an artificial product resembling ivory in color or texture, 0.5mm thick, translucent white in color with a matte finish on both sides. In the world of miniatures, it is a name that has been accepted to describe the sheet material upon which some miniaturists paint their pictures.