About Beverly Behrens:
In October 2021, I collaborated with a long-time friend to publish a book, Inspired by a Garden, containing poems by Marilyn Kratz and more than 20 of my paintings. It is available on Amazon, in local shops, and directly from my studio.
Botanical illustration has brought an added focus to my work in recent years. As a member of the Reed-Turner Botanical Artists' Circle, affiliated with the American Society of Botanical Artists, I join workshops and group shows. I have taught classes in this genre and bring live plants into my studio for close-up study.
I continue to enjoy plein air opportunities and, during the Pandemic, found solace in nature walks, almost daily, at the Middlefork Savanna near my home. As a result of those treks, documenting the wildflowers--as well as frogs, turtles and birds in that Forest Preserve, I produced a new set of watercolor paintings.