Bea Wimberley, born in Llano, Texas has studied with numerous gifted watercolor artist: Doug Walton, Kathy Summers, Carol Light, Mary Jo Harding, Larry Weston, Lillian Fowler, Miles Batt, Jan Kuntz, and Anita Diebel. In working with these artists, she has utilized the knowledge gained from their varied techniques to develop her own distinctive artistic persona.
Her paintings combine a studied yet innate sense of color, using vivid combination of color and contrasting them with both broad and fine line drawings to create the unique transparent watercolor paintings that characterize her work today. She also experiments in acrylics and alcohol inks.
She frequently combines collage with her watercolors to emphasize a particular part of the painting, adding torn paper, pieces of old photographs, colorful fibers---anything that will enhance the painting or help to evoke a particular emotion or mood that she wishes to convey.
“Art is an expression of your personal feelings about a subject. Heartfelt emotions is what gives the work life. Pursue your own form of expression. Paint subjects that move you. The key to any successful painting is to have discipline, to paint daily, to be creative and develop your own style. One of her favorite quote is “Make art from the Heart.”