Beverly Kephart Bio

Bev Kephart was born in Omaha, Nebraska. At the age of two her parents migrated to the West and settled in a sleepy farming town of Casa Grande, Arizona. Art was always a part of her, drawing and doodling since she could hold a pencil. Throughout grade school, high school and college she has won many State and National awards for her artwork. After finishing at NAU in Flagstaff, Bev moved to San Diego and used her artistic talents in Interior Design. Her clientele took her all across California and the United States.

After 20 years, she became tired of the congestion of the city and airline travel, moved back to Arizona settling in Sedona. She became active in the Sedona Art community, joined the Sedona Art Center and became an instructor. She taught watercolor, drawing, and colored pencil and was a designated “Master” artist in the Art Center’s annual art exhibit. She has won several state and national awards for her artistic work. Her colored pencil was chosen Best of Show in the Arizona Colored Pencil Society, 2002 Juried Art Show

For seven years, Bev and her husband Mel, were full-time RVers and traveled across the US including Alaska, Canada, and Mexico. In their travels they discovered a sleepy little town in Ajijic, Mexico, a short distance from Guadalajara and decided this was the place to plant roots.

Bev works in Watercolor, Colored Pencil and Oil. Her paintings are a combination of loose and realistic. She focuses on a subject surrounded with loose texture and color and her love is painting people and children. Her originals are in the homes of numerous collectors and are also available as giclee prints.

Bev is a member of the National Colored Pencil Society and the Lake Chapala Painters Guild.