Art Adventure Gallery

beryl foust-hovey

  • Aspens
  • Fall Stroll
  • Taking a Break


artist statement

“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.” - John Lubbock Sr.

This quote defines my art philosophy and how I develop my paintings. I am constantly inspired by the nature: trees, water, rocks, flowers, animals, the change of seasons and the atmosphere. The beauty of landscape is limitless and makes selecting a composition daunting as my goal is to capture the essence of the scene not the literal. I love the outdoors whether walking my dog, riding my horse, or traveling I’m rejuvenated and inspired to create beautiful pastel paintings.

My paintings are defined as abstract/impressionism, inspired by nature’s palette. I hope my paintings bring color and joy to your life.

artist bio

I have pursued artistic projects throughout my life whether pastel painting, interior decorating, drawing, photography, or quilting. I studied art in college, private instruction, and workshops. Through a variety of artistic endeavors I have expanded my knowledge and skill level of composition, space, color and perspective. My favorite medium to express my creativity is pastels; all the while I continue to learn, experiment with a variety of techniques, and develop a vivid palette.


  • 2006 - Newberg Gallery, individual show
  • 2009 - Sagebrushers Gallery, group show
  • 2009 - Bend Golf Club, group show
  • 2009 - Sage Frame and Gallery, group show
  • 2010 - Red Chair Gallery, artist member
  • 2011 - Red Chair Gallery, March featured artist
  • 2011 - Sage Frame and Gallery, individual show
  • 2011 - Yamhill County Lavender Festival, group show
  • 2011 - National Forest Foundation paint-out, group show
  • 2011 - Sisters Harvest Festival, group show

current galleries

  • Red Chair Gallery, Bend, Oregon
  • Art Works Gallery, Tumalo, Oregon


BA University of California, business major, art minor


Clive Tyler, pastel artist; Susan Day, pastel artist