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Cara Bevan
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I'm a professional animal/wildlife artist specializing in acrylic paintings and life-like gourd sculpture. My preferred style is whimsical photo-realism, everything you see in my gallery are artworks. *** I DO NOT UPLOAD PHOTOGRAPHS (it prevents confusion ;))*** I accept commissions so you can have a special artwork that can be enjoyed for generations. I only use the highest quality paints and surfaces. Along with acrylics I also use colored pencil, graphite, and ink. Check out my website and Gourd Blogs!

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Current Residence: NC, USA

Personal Quote: "If ART isn't from the HEART, then is it ART at all?"

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Journal Entry: Mon Sep 14, 2015, 9:18 AM
Hi folks!
Been a while, hope you're still having fun and being artsy! :wave:

I've had my nose to the grindstone all summer (ow). That's why I haven't been very active. I miss viewing all of the artwork and chatting with people. Haven't had time...
but the art marathon is over so I'll have a mountain of things to upload soon! Yay art spam!

What I've made this summer:
31 miniature gourd turtles
31 miniature gourd toads
25 miniature gourd dragons
10 miniature gourd cats
9 miniature gourd bunnies
2 mini gourd dogs
32 small gourd beetles
20 realistic carved butterflies/moths
16 mini gourd spiders
30 mini gourd ladybugs
13 hyper-realistic gourd beetles.

You can add it up if you want, I just know it's alot. The bugs and beetles were made for the amazing NC BUGFEST!
festival link:
Bugfest is September 19th at the NC Museum of Natural History (Raleigh, NC). If you're nearby or need a vacation,
come and see the huge bug/spider themed festival! 8 floors of the museum, 3 full streets of downtown Raleigh...
it's gonna be fun! :D The other mini critters were made for my other festivals in NC. Listed below (okay I still am super busy LOL).

October 10th: High Point University Fall Festival
November 7th: Greensboro Craft Fair
November 19-21st: Roy's Folks Craft Fair

Check those out too, I'll be showing and selling. And working on my stacked high commission list in-between. Phew.
An artist's work is never done. ^^; Wouldn't have it any other way.

Teeniest of Turtles by ART-fromthe-HEART

Anyway, just saying hi and catching up on my stuff and doodad thingies. Stay artsy my friends!

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Galrosk Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your gallery is downright magical. I think I learn a lot just from looking at your work. Amazing.
WhiteGecko93 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
You are amazing. Really. When I was studying Horticulture our teacher showed us the devil's claws he had on display in the staffroom... I never would've imagined they could be turned into sculptures... especially ones that good. Keep it up! :)
ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:highfive: Thank you SO much! :la:
Devils claws are amazing things! I haven't made sculptures out of them for a while (I discovered that beetles love to eat the seeds, which sucks when you can't remove all of the seeds and they end up getting in to the sculptures occasionally to get at them.) That discouraged me from making them and many of my older sculptures I dismantled...:( BUT, I do plan on finding a way around the issue, and I will make devil claw critters again! I still have a handful of the sculptures and a bin full of devil claws ready to be used. :)
WhiteGecko93 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Would some type of varnish keep the beetles out? I read that yacht/marine varnish is good for weatherproofing paper mache... so it must be pretty tough.
ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
That's possible. The beetles get into the crevices though, so I'd really have to get it in there. The pods are very deep and the seeds are in the center of the pods. I plan on reviving the sculpture series, and figure out the issue, when I get my own studio. They make a mess and currently I've already done enough damage to my parents' dining room. XD LOL
Ancient--One Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

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meroe1313 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ry-Spirit told me to tell you Happy Birthday! So I did. I swear I didn't forget... okay, I did, but only a little!
ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL I'll take it! ;) :cake:
Stygma Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:love: Thank you so much! :party:
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