Bev Calton I am a self-taught artist working in the Dallas area whose paintings come directly from a love of color and texture. My travels to various parts of the world have broadened my imagination to see life from many different perspectives. My goals include two mandates: first, the painting has to have a certain feeling and evoke a set of emotions – whether it’s passion, whimsy, joy, serenity or just a portrayal of beauty. Second, I want my paintings to have depth and be touchable as well as visual. I want the recipient to feel the texture and the materials that have been used. If the viewer is moved to run hands over the piece then it has made a true connection. Several different styles, techniques and mediums are dear to me. I am currently working on Abstract Figurative paintings that tell a story and I often use the same characters in my pieces in different settings. I work primarily with acrylics and am expanding my use of complimentary gels and mediums to give texture to my work. I love wood, both as a canvas and as content for my work. I have been fortunate to have been a “working artist” for the last 10 years – selling my work locally. We moved to Frisco last year and I’m excited to see that Art in its many forms is valued and presented here.