Hi I’m Bev Hardidge and live in Hoddles Creek in the beautiful Yarra Valley area of Victoria, Australia. Thank you for visiting my website. I have been keen on art and crafts all my life. Having a creative mum, who was a prolific sewer, knitter and potter has 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. I am a keen photographer and take lots of photos which often become subjects of paintings in some way. In the last few years I have concentrated mostly on painting and experimenting with different mediums and styles. I am mainly self-taught although I have completed several online courses and a couple of workshops and I enjoy trying new things.
I love depicting nature and the world around me and I’m greatly inspired by what I see on our property and the area we live as well as my beautiful family and our travels. We built a rustic studio called the Art Barn in which I do all of my creating and teaching. If you would like to come and visit my studio please contact me via email.
I have recently began my journey creating pottery. I am learning the properties of clay and how I can decorate the vessels using underglazes in similar ways I use paint. I love producing functional art that people can use everyday.
I have been involved with the Yarra Valley Arts Open Studios on four occasions and it is on again, virtually, in 2020. Please check out the website www.yava.org.au/openstudios for more details.
I also sell items on Redbubble. All different types of items such as cushions, bags, t-shirts, mugs etc can be ordered through Redbubble, with my paintings printed on them. Find me on Redbubble here
Please enjoy viewing my artworks in the gallery, they are all for sale and I also take commissions.
I hope to see you soon.