Mornington Peninsula Shire operates the Foyer Exhibition Space at the Mornington Library as a prominent community exhibition space for local artists to display original works. This exhibition of works by Jacqueline Beddows was scheduled to be presented in the foyer space earlier in the year, however, as the library has been closed to the public in-line with COVID-19 restrictions, we are presenting this exhibition online ahead of its rescheduling later in 2020.
Jacqueline Beddows – Acrylic Paintings
I have been painting in acrylic for the last ten years following a brain aneurysm and stroke in 2011. This meant I had to take early retirement from my employment as an early childhood support coordinator. I emigrated from UK 27 years ago with two young children. I’d trained as a social worker, and found that when I had to stop work at the relatively early age of 50 I needed a purpose.
Through regular art classes and with support I continued to develop my skills in acrylic painting. I have exhibited at Oak Hill Gallery and at cafes in Rosebud and Dromana. I am very interested in texture, and love the application of acrylic paint for the opportunities it gives to develop this aspect of creating my pictures. My work is inspired by my adult children, a love of colour, nature and places I have visited.
Since retiring I have directed my energy into developing services that support people living with Stoke, Parkinson’s disease and Acquired Brain Injury, hence the establishment of Art 4 Wellness and Singing for Wellness.
All painting on display are for sale. Please contact us to request the artist’s contact details.