Framed Limited Edition Canvas Gicle’e #557/3750
47″ x 19″
There’s no need for the subtlety of camouflage to enhance the storyline of this painting, the meaning is clear: the time for talking is over. “Beyond Negotiations is one of a few action pieces that I’ve created,” says the artist. “I had a lot of fun with gestures, facial expressions and creating a sense of depth and dust. Containing the charging Indians within a long horizontal border was not an option. This image sums up the results of all the negotiations leading up to the present moment (whatever they may have been!) The fact that the image is bursting at the seams helps to emphasize the immediacy of the warriors’ obvious negative response to the last proposal.”
The original artwork for Beyond Negotiations is not only Bev’s first acrylic painting in over thirty years, but her largest ever. The piece began its life as a stone lithograph, but when Bev saw her sketch enlarged, she knew these warriors were destined to become a big painting.
Bev Doolittle “The Visual Storyteller”
Bev Doolittle is one of America’s most collected artists. Her camouflage art is loved by art collectors around the world. Through sheer force of talent and dedication, she has achieved a status in the art world few contemporary artists even dream of. Crowded with intricate visual detail, haunted by presences seen and unseen, her paintings captivate the viewer on many levels.
Bev Doolittle was born and raised in California. As a teenager she won a weekend scholarship to attend the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. She met her husband, Jay, at art school and they started married life with a painting trip to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks in Utah. For the next five years the Doolittles were art directors for an advertising agency in Los Angeles. “It paid well, but we didn’t like living in the city. We wanted to be close to nature,” says Bev.
Doolittle’s distinctive talent began to fully blossom during a year-long journey she and Jay embarked upon in 1973. Traveling throughout the west in a camper, Bev had the luxury of time to develop her unique style. Her signature painting, “Pintos”, proved to be a dramatic departure point for Bev when her evolving style and technique merged with her love of nature to create what would become virtually a new genre.
Working The Lake Edge
Woodshed in Winter-Ermine