Beverly Bowden Pickard was born in Memphis, Tennessee, where she began
studying art as a child. As a young adult, she spent summers at the Burnsville
Painting Classes in Burnsville, North Carolina.
attended Rhodes College in Memphis and later received her BA in art
from the University of South
Carolina. She taught art for many years before she returned to school
and earned a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
joined the faculty at Mercer University School of Medicine, where
she worked as a marriage
and family therapist and taught communication skills for 19 years.
She retired early to paint full time. A member of Oil
Painters of America, Beverly is primarily an oil painter. She also
enjoys other media and paints oil portraits by commission.
Beverly and her husband, Carey, divide their time between Macon, Georgia
and Saluda, North Carolina. The Pickard family includes five children and
Beverly welcomes visitors to her studios by appointment.