beverly benson wolf
Beverly Benson Wolf is a lifelong Michigan resident. She studied photography at Oakland Community College, and has exhibited at the Oakland County Galleria in 2002, 2005 2006-07, and at “Creative Connections” in Detroit. Beverly is a member of Waterford Friends of the Arts, Pontiac Photographic Society and the Greater Detroit Camera Club Council. Beverly had 5 pieces hanging in Governor Granholm’s Residence from 2007 through 2009. Bev was awarded Best In Show Large Color Print in the 73rd International Salon of Photography in Detroit, where her image was up against 256 other images from 6 continents. She has received awards from the Scarab Club, and most recently took first place with the Huron Clinton Metro Park System's nature photography contest, in southeastern Michigan.
“My love of art began as a 10-year-old child – completing the “Draw Me” contests in the back of magazines. I studied various art media as a child at the Cranbrook Academy of Art; and through my school, I dabbled in clay and enamels. I wanted to grow up to be an artist. As an adult I completed two courses in sculpture at the Center for Creative Arts in Pontiac Michigan, but through my work in policing I discovered photography. I began my journey from monochrome images and darkroom techniques to my avocation – digital imagery. My subjects range from botanicals, particularly orchids and wildflowers, to landscapes and the views I’ve enjoyed while sailing the North Channel of Lake Huron. Water, whether by its movement, water falls, seascapes, or through its reflections, is a never-ending source of inspiration. Architecture and minutia often provide fascinating graphic abstracts. Animals, birds, and insects bare the qualities of camouflage, survival, and life. Still life provides a sense of tranquility, a time to reflect, and a time to relax. The seasons all provide their own special beauty. Whether captured in color, or monochrome, our world is best viewed through many perspectives.”