Brought up in South London, from the tender age of 9 Beverley-Jane Stewart knew she was going to be an artist.
Over the years she nurtured her artistic talent in her spare time whilst obtaining a degree in Education and Art at London University. This degree course was on abstract art and it became the foundation of her work which then developed into visual storytelling.
Whilst teaching and developing her talent in her spare time, Beverley-Jane was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of Croydon Art Society for professional artists. Her work was exhibited at The Guild Hall and later shown at the South Bank where she received two awards; The Evening Standard ‘For London at Play’ and ‘The Artists Book Club’.
As a visual writer, she looks in intricate detail at how Jewish heritage operates in contemporary multi-cultural society fusing facts with emotions. She tells the story of the Jews from past to present, displaying history in its various periods…a rollercoaster in time.
Beverley-Jane’s commissioned painting capturing and titled ‘125 years of the United Synagogue’ hangs in their head office. Her work has also been featured in numerous publications including on the cover for Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ book ‘Community of Faith’ as well as the cover and illustrations for the book ‘The Jewish Community of Golders Green: A Social History’ by bestselling author Pam Fox.
Jenni Frazer of The Times of Israel said “Beverley-Jane goes beyond the buildings themselves, surrounding them with a rich cornucopia of local history and community”. Rami Ozeri, Director of Jerusalem Biennale, said “Her art is very impressive and very relevant”.
Beverley-Jane’s work is now fast gaining international standing, with exhibitions in England, Israel, Italy and Romania.