Beverly Buys is a retired educator living in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Beverly received her MFA from the University of Memphis and was professor of photography at Henderson State University for 19 years, 1996-2005. Working with film and the early photographic process of cyanotype, she has been photographing the Arkansas Delta since 2011. Her photographs capture the flavor of the Mississippi river towns and countryside in east central Arkansas. Through the exploration of abandoned houses, churches, cemeteries, storefronts and landscapes, she taps into a primal memory and the history of the area. Her tactile photographic technique supports and enhances her subject by teasing out a deeper meaning as one studies the images.
Buys’ cyanotype prints have been featured in solo exhibits at Arkansas State University in Beebe, Arkansas; the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Arkansas; the Russell Fine Arts Gallery at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas; the University of Memphis Art Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee; and other venues. Buys’ work has also been included in notable group exhibitions including the annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, Arkansas and the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition at the Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
Among other honors and awards Beverly was the recipient of an Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship Award in Visual Arts in 1998 and the 2016 Polly Wood Crews Scholarship.
My work can be seen at Justus Fine Art Gallery in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
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Bottle Tree at the Shack Up Inn
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Monument – Maple Hill Cemetery
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