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About Beverly Behrens:
In this year of the pandemic, I have found solace in nature walks, almost daily, at the Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve of Lake County. Beginning with the month of March, my husband and I have been documenting the wildflowers--as well as frogs, turtles, and birds--living there. If the flora or fauna were new to us, we researched them on the iNaturalist app. Then, with sketches and photographs for reference, I produced a set of watercolor paintings. The archival prints and note cards from these images have become part of my offerings for sale at this year's Brushwood Center Holiday Art Market. Recently I collaborated with long-time friend, Marilyn Kratz, to illustrate her book, Quilts and Country Gardens: Remembering a Simpler Time.