Tuesday, May 16, 2017

OK - that was fun!
No nerves, just pure simple fun giving a talk to a lovely crowd at the Bellevue Arts Museum!
Huge thanks to friends and family who took off work to come and support me and the museum!
(this girl's name is Confidence: http://www.beverlyashgilbert.com/paintingselemental.html) #Bellevueartsmuseum #bellevueart #kirklandartist #originalart #colorful

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

I'm so excited! 'Lavender Field at Sunset' is hanging in the front room at the Kirkland Arts Center Ex Nihilo Show! Sharing the room with lots of beautiful pieces from an amazing array of artists!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Photography Class!

Join me for a Photography Class at the Kirkland Arts Center Thursday, May 18 6:30-9:30!
Have a nice camera but stuck on auto? With clear instructions and lots of photo prompts, you will learn how to take control of your DSLR camera settings and enhance your photography skills while we walk around town. Designed for adults and teens and beginning through intermediate camera buffs.
Register here:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bellevue Arts Museum

Come support the Bellevue Arts Museum! In today's environment, funding for the Arts is up to you and me and we can keep this gem on the Eastside thriving!

Join me during your lunch hour on Tuesday, May 16 for the annual fund raiser.

Yours Truly is going to be the Key Note Speaker!

I'll be speaking from 11:45-12:15 - this will be followed by a luncheon. There will also be a Marketplace where you can buy some lovely one-of-a-kind pieces by local artists. Tickets are $40 and proceeds, of course, go to the Bellevue Arts Museum! To reserve your spot, send an RSVP to Carole: cweaks@comcast.net
#BellevueArtsMuseum #SupportTheArts #Bellevue

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Beautiful Essence


Last night a group of guys came by the Kirkland Art Walk and asked me to tell them about my women with the colorful hair. I froze, I bumbled, I rambled - I told them everything except about what the women were about. After they left a guy who works at LizzyKate Tea (hosting me for the Art Walk) told me I desperately needed to work on my 20 second Elevator Pitch!

So in the pre-dawn hours this morning I reached into my soul to pull out the story of what these women mean. Yes, telling the real bits leaves me a bit raw and vulnerable, but I also feel calmer, lighter, more centered.

This is what I should have told them:
Years ago I was mourning my aging body, my fading looks, my growing invisibility when a friend told me to look in the mirror every day and tell myself "I have a Beautiful Essence". Now I see not just myself, but other women, with new eyes - I look deeper and see so many stories and colorful life experiences. In my paintings I'm drawing out the beautiful essence, the colorful complexity, inside women.

So excited that 'Intuitive' and 'Demure' will be going to lovely new homes! I now have prints and cards of these (and the other girls) available in my Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/people/beverlyashgilbert

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Holey Moley


A Nuno Felt collarwith the color inspiration hanging behind it

Friday, March 31, 2017

On the Menu Tonight

Hate grocery shopping, but love having been...
On the menu tonight: 
  • Wet smoked salmon (marinated first in white wine and lemon juice) 
  • Mom's special tartar sauce (mayo of course, loads of lemon juice, a sprinkle of worcestershire sauce, finely chopped zesty pickles and onions, whole mustard seeds, dill weed) 
  • Grilled asparagus (just olive oil, salt and a sprinkle of lemon), 
  • 5 bean salad (another of my Mom's amazing recipes - perhaps I'll share one of these days), 
  • Roasted multicolored beets
Best part? Enough for left overs tomorrow!