Manipulating imagery appeals to me more than reproducing what is already evident; putting the ordinary into an unconventional setting or conversely the surreal into reality. My subject matter flashes into my mind visually complete, usually triggered by casual phrases or events around me, and I write down the image description for reference.
Dale Beaven was born in 1950. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Administration from the University of Alberta but is not formally trained in art, which she first began seriously in 1987. She has participated in workshops throughout Alberta.
Although she started out as an intaglio printmaker, Beaven has moved to painting larger images. Much of her works involve social commentary, much is figurative. She lives and works in Medicine Hat and her pieces can be found in several southern Alberta collections.
Her artwork appears in the TREX exhibition Pretty Much Black & White.