Beverley often notes that "Unexpected turns along the journey of life can bring such delight!"
After creative careers as a high-school teacher, florist and wedding coordinator, Beverley Clare Coates followed the long-ago, but not forgotten, advice of a college art professor - to explore painting.
Encouraged by teachers Johnny Johnson in Fredericksburg and Janet Walsh of Pennsylvania, she explores an eventful adventure of watercolor painting.
Using gentle, yet vivacious colors, she often focuses on flowers and scenes of her home area of Fredericksburg , Stafford and the Northern Neck.
If asked why she paints, the quick, true answer is quite simply, 'I love to paint!'