Beryl Jazvic

My art philosophy is a simple one, it’s a journey that begins with an expression of myself and ends with a final product. I often paint with acrylics in winter and oils in summer. My family and friends are part of my journey and my inspirations because they are often the subject of my work.
I travel throughout each one of my artworks, experiencing a unique connection, with each piece as I create it. The materials, the mixing of the paint, the sound of the brush strokes against the surface, my own personal emotions and thoughts are combined, as I start my journey from beginning to end. If I can explain this in any other way, it would be me in my own world.
I was born on an Island in the Bahamas, there is where I spend my entire childhood and some of my adult life. I now reside in the United States of America, with my family. I graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1991. I later completed my Master's in Teaching at Saint Mary University, Kansas. After graduating, I found work in several art positions, to include; Graphic Designer, Backdrop Artist, Portrait Painter, Muralist, Freelance Artist and an Art Teacher. My work has been shown mostly in group shows, magazines, and several art competitions and contests.
My Art Accomplishments are displayed daily in my role as an Artist and an Art Teacher. It is relevant and important to me that I provide a variety of opportunities, and growth to foster imagination and creativity. I feel a need to share my awesome journey, and my unique experience, with others through my work; I want the world to be an audience to my artworks.

Awards
2019 CATO Freedom Art as the Messenger – Honorable Mention
2019 FCCA Artist Choice – Second Place
2018 Creative Quarterly issue 51 – Runner Up
2017 Contemporary Art Gallery Online – Seascape Winner
2017 Creative Quarterly issue 49-50 – Professional Winner
2016 Fredericksburg Fine Arts Exhibit – Fredericksburg Dorothy Hart Award
2016 Fredericksburg Fine Arts Exhibit – 3rd Place
Publications and Presentations
LV Magazine – October Issue 2019
MOCA - Virginia Beach Museum https://virginiamoca.org/new-waves-2019
The Current - Washington DC Page #9

Touchstone Gallery -Washington DC
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53dbad70e4b0853b6eff1780/t/5d30b4c0b9ce760001d39921/1563473095314/PR-America-is-08-2019.pdf
Professional Associations
- Portrait Society of America
- Contemporary Art Gallery Online
- American Impressionist Society, Inc.


Portfolio:

Portraits

My work is mostly a series of paintings of people. I concentrate on the eyes as a form of communication and setting the stage for the entire painting. There is always some form of texture whether it may be soft or rough in my paintings.

Cousin Marva “Cousin Marva”

H 48" X W 36"
Oil on Canvas

Rastafarian “Rastafarian”

H 48" X W 36"
Oil on Canvas

Mixed “Mixed”

H 48" X W 36
Oil on Canvas

The Train Ride Home “The Train Ride Home”

H 40" X W 30"
Oil on Canvas

The Brown Jacket “The Brown Jacket”

H 48" X W 36"
Oil on Board

Nature Girl “Nature Girl”

H 60" X W 48"
Acrylic on Canvas

Woke “Woke”

H 48" X W 24"
Oil on Board

Green Outfit “Green Outfit”

H 48" X W 36"
Oil on Canvas

Grandma Church Day “Grandma Church Day”

H 48" X W 36"
Oil on Canvas

Fishing Day “Fishing Day”

H 36" X W 48"
Oil on Canvas

Under The Bridge “Under The Bridge”

H 36" X W 48"
Oil on Canvas

Warm Hat “Warm Hat”

H 48" X W 36"

The DREAMers “The DREAMers”

H 48" X W 72"
Oil on Canvas