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Bevin is an artist living and working in Falmouth, Maine. She is the daughter of a woodworker and a painter. Bevin obtained a B.F.A. in Studio Art from James Madison University, with a concentration in photography, focusing specifically in alternative processes. She also holds a Master of Education in Art from the University of Minnesota, and finished the program with summer study at Säterglänten Institute for Slöjd (traditional handicrafts) in Insjön and Stockholm, Sweden. While in Minnesota, she lived and participated in the Tilsner Artist Cooperative in St. Paul, worked as a sign painter, and taught drawing lessons to elementary-age students.

“I moved to the beautiful state of Maine (2010), and as an artist, was inspired by its rustic charm. I started painting on old boards from barns that had fallen under disrepair and lost their use. I love painting on the wood because each piece is unique and adds a layer of texture and history. Their old knots and saw marks present character, and they give me a challenge to paint on. I keep my paintings relatively simple and take into account the interesting features that the wood already has.”

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