Beverley Morgante Le Levier was born in Coventry. She is half Italian by birth, and her paternal family roots have been traced back to eighteenth-century Florence. Her creative potential was recognised early on, but it was many years before she was able to forge an artistic career for herself. She moved to west Cornwall in 1991, and in 2010 she and her husband settled near St Austell.
As an active member of the Camborne Society from 2002 to 2008 (and Chairman from 2006 to 2007), she was a regular exhibitor in Redruth, Famouth, Hayle, Camborne, Gweek and St Ives. Her work was also shown annually at a charity show held every summer at Cape Cornwall School.
Entirely self-taught, Beverley is fascinated by natural forms and patterns. Her early work was representational, characterised by bold composition and confident use of colour. Her more recent work is abstract. Her natural flair for textiles, interior design and horticulture comes across in vibrant canvases which testify to a rich imagination and adventurous spirit.
Since 2009 Beverley has been a member of Taking Space, a collective of female artists who exhibit annually at the Crypt Gallery in St Ives, as well as at other venues throughout Cornwall. She has shown her work with other groups at locations including the Old Lifeboat House in Porthleven, the Crypt Gallery, the Millennium Rooms in St Mawes, Helston Museum, Redwing Gallery in Penzance, and Falmouth Methodist Church.
Painting in acrylics and mixed media
2011: Taking Space, The Crypt Gallery, St Ives, Apr-May
2016: Taking Space, Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives (26 Mar-1 Apr)
2016: Taking Space, Shire Hall, Bodmin (23 July-31 Aug)
2016: Four Directions, Old Lifeboat House, Porthleven (23-29 July)
2016: Colours from Cornwall, Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives (30 July-5 Aug)
2017: Taking Space, Crypt Gallery, St Ives (29 Apr-5 May)
2017: Four Directions, The Old Lifeboat House, Porthleven (20-26 May)
2017: Impact Art Circle, The Crypt Gallery, St Ives (12-18 Aug)
2018: Taking Space, Crypt Gallery, St Ives (24-30 March)
2018: Impact Art Circle, The Old Lifeboat House, Porthleven (2-8 June)
2018: Impact Art Circle, Crypt Gallery, St Ives (4-10 Aug)
2019: Spring Art Fair, Lizard Art Co-operative, The Stable Yard Gallery, Trelowarren (7-28 April)
2019: Taking Space, Crypt Gallery, St Ives (4-17 May)
2019: Impact Art Circle, Crypt Gallery, St Ives (3-9 Aug)
2019: Taking Space, Rock Institute, Rock (22-27 Oct)
Taking Space 2009