Beverly Todd

Living on this earth is full of wonder. Wonder that is spiritual, romantic, awe-inspiring, transformative. There is the Grand Canyon-type of wonder. And there is walking quietly in the woods wonder. Both obliterate routine and take us into a world that is full.

It is this wonder that I capture in art, and share back with the viewer. For me, that wonder is juicy, colorful, full of energy... at times it is expansive, peaceful, liberating... all things captured as I make art.  

Through painting, I share what it has taken me a lifetime to understand about life. Life is art. It moves us, in the deepest and most unconscious way.  

What inspires me to create is using art as a translation, in color, shape, form and story-telling, of yearning and wonder. It is painting how emotion feels.  

To me, creative living means creating with passion, authenticity and integrity, with a genuine desire to communicate my unique presence to the world. Expressing myself creatively is essential to living a meaningful life. It is alignment of passion and purpose. It is sharing the joy that comes from connecting to the world, and to the people who inhabit this world.  


A native Nebraskan, Beverly grew up exploring the beauty of the rural landscape, which continues to inspire her work today.  

Through large-scale abstract painting, Beverly interprets nature, connects with ideas, and explores emotion. Her painting process is physical, using hardware-store brushes, broken sticks, rags and hands to move paint, to add layers, to pull back layers, to drip, scrape, wipe and pull the paint across the surface.  

Her art is found in private and corporate collections across the United States, including an installation at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  She has shown at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, the Kansas City Artist Coalition, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and will be the feature artist at the Nebraska Governor's Residence in March 2017. Beverly also leads TeamPaint, an arts-based leadership development program that uses art as the tool to teach skills that build successful business and community teams. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as nonprofits across the U.S.