Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1932; died in Melbourne on 3 December 2010.
Bev received training as a designer in graphic art, and her silk screen designs and fabrics are included in the collections of the Australian National Gallery and RMIT University. This early training is evident in much of her botanic work. While she occasionally accepted commissions to paint exotic flora, Bev was passionate about promoting our wonderful and unique Australian native flora, with much of her output adorning cards and stationery produced by Pettis Studios.
Amongst a wealth of other achievements, Bev produced eight botanical watercolours for a Plant of the Month series in Your Garden magazine; painted a beautiful floral bouquet for Australia Post's first Thinking of You stamp in 1990; and was commissioned to create a circular design featuring the Australian and State floral emblems for Franklin Mint's Australian Federation Flora plate in 2001; and her work is represented in the Victorian 'State Botanical Art Collection' housed at the Herbarium.
Source: Extracted from: http://www.friendsbotanicgardens.org/uploads/images/campsis/campsi36.pdf; https://www.anbg.gov.au/federation-flora/federation-plate.html