VIRGINIA  BEALE                                              


Virginia Beale began painting in 2005. To expand her knowledge of the
techniques of oil painting, she enrolled in art class in Ojai. She soon realized that,
in order to grow, she should take more comprehensive classes. In the spring of 2005,
she enrolled in Bob Moskowitz's beginning painting class at Ventura College.
She learned a lot and has continued to take classes. Her desire as an artist is to take
the viewer to a beautiful place and remind the viewer of the beauty that surrounds us
wherever we may live. During this time she has had many accomplishments:                                                                                                  

Recipient of the Bonita McFarland Scholarship 2006
Ventura College Merit Award 2006
Ventura College Award of Excellence 2006
Ventura College Honorable Mention 2010
71 Palm Show 2009
Ventura City ArtWalk 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Buenaventura Art Association Solo Show 2007
Buenaventura Art Association Award of Merit 2009
Buenaventura Art Association Best in Show 2009
Santa Paula 73rd Art & Photography Exhibit 2010
1st Place Peoples Choice Award
2nd Place Judges Award
Douglas Shively Award of Excellence

Her works are currently hanging in Saint John's Hospital, Buenaventura Art Gallery and Ventura College, as well as in many private collections.  You may view her work on her website, virginiabeale.com, and on her Facebook page.
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