| Beverly Zajac-Larsen has been painting
and creating for as long as she can remember. She studied fine art at
Henry Ford Community College, Wayne County Community College and
earned her Associate Degree in Graphic Art and Design from Oakland
“Light breathes life into a
painting. Darkness feeds light. There can never be light with out
dark. The simplicity of this rule is what I strive for in my
paintings. My paintings are life around me and the light that brings
them to life.”
Beverly is a painter who started in
oils, switched to acrylics and has now returned to oils. She has
developed a style and technique that is very representational yet
inspirational. Some of her works can be described as photorealistic.
She loves to find inspiration in the simple things around her but
also paints from photos of her travels. Her paintings have scaled
from small 8 X 10’s to large murals, some of which you can see
locally at Colasanti’s in Highland, MI.
Beverly has had a solo show with the
HVCA and her paintings have won awards with the Village Fine Art
Association, and the Detroit Hart Plaza Polish Festival. She has
headed up art programs for Apollo Elementary and taught after school
drawing. She is a member of the Huron Valley Council for the Arts and
the Village Fine Arts Association.
Recently Beverly has ventured into
three dimension creation with designing leather handbags. She
inhereted her mother’s sewing machine and years before she was
offered and accepted leather samples from a furniture store that were
going to be discarded. With wanting to recycle the leather and a new
sewing machine, she was inspired to create the perfect handbag for
herself. This led to a new passion and now she has been designing and
selling her handbags on a regular basis.
Beverly is also a freelance graphic
designer and a singer/songwriter. She is currently in the band Completely Oblivious, with her husband
and two other members.
“I try to keep evolving. I very
rarely do the same thing twice. Keeping my work fresh keeps my