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A selection of work by Ev Beard using pastels primarily, glass paints and clay. Part of the proceeds from the sale of his limited edition prints of 'Joe in Quiet Contemplation' taken from a painting ...

A selection of work by Ev Beard using pastels primarily, glass paints and clay. Part of the proceeds from the sale of his limited edition prints of 'Joe in Quiet Contemplation' taken from a painting of a western lowland gorilla is donated to conservation.

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  • 1. Abraham C BeardA pastel painting of the artist’s fathertaken from a photograph, after hisdeath, as a gift to his mother.
  • 2. StephanieA pastel portrait painted as a prizedonation in an ‘auction of promises’ insupport of Birmingham’s Children’sHospital
  • 3. SylvinaA portrait of the artist’s niece paintedin pastels with subtle changes fromthe photograph. A heavy pearlnecklace is replaced with a light goldchain for a better balance.
  • 4. Mother and ChildCommissioned by a proud husbandand father and painted from twoseparate photographs.
  • 5. Carlton DuncanFormer Head Teacher of George DixonSchool, Edgbaston, Birmingham, painted in pastels with an etherealbackground of the teacher in aclassroom setting.
  • 6. Barrister Howard ReedPastel painting of Howard Reed withan ethereal courtroom setting as abackground.
  • 7. Little MissPainted in pastels with the subtleaddition of flowers to provide a warmambience.
  • 8. The DudeA sculpted piece produced inclay, demonstrating the easytransition to 3D by the artist aftermany years of working in 2D.
  • 9. My Space Mural (a)A mural incorporating a mosaic and clay panels produced on plywood as part of a project commissioned by Birmingham City Council.
  • 10. My Space Mural (b)The mural was commissioned as a community project with residentsat the sheltered housing scheme, where it is situated, participating in its creation.
  • 11. Tara Awaiting DuskA pastel painting of Tara the leopard, aformer resident of LintonZoo, Cambridgeshire.A keen conservationist, Ev hassupported institutions that are part ofthe International Breeding Programthat preserves wildlife for futuregenerations.
  • 12. Tree TopsPastel painting of orang utans in theirelement – the tree tops part of theirenvironment rapidly disappearing,threatening the existence of theseendearing and intelligent primates.
  • 13. Watching the FutureA pastel painting of an adultchimpanzee taking an interest in ayoung member of the family.
  • 14. At the Banana TreePastel painting of a western lowland gorilla in a lushsetting, feeding on the leaves of a banana tree .
  • 15. Rhino ChargeA mighty rhinoceros kicking up astorm in a charge, captured inpastels.
  • 16. Joe in Quiet ContemplationA ‘Limited Edition Print’ of Joe thewestern lowland gorilla, who residedat Twycross Zoo, reproduced from anoriginal pastel painting. The artistdonates part of the proceedings fromthe sale of the prints to conservation.