Beverly Thomas Jenkins' Profile

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I am the middle child of an artist father who received his PhD in Art History, and a very creative mother ... I learned so much watching my father create his ART over the years ... but I never found my talent until later in life.

As a family we organized viewing parties for Daddy's art openings, mom and I making food for them, we would turn our garages into ART GALLERIES, putting sheetrock on the walls and spot lights on the ceilings ... we did this to 3 different garages. I grew up making appetizers for these openings and thus my love for food/cooking (You will read more below!)

Believe it or not, my father is still teaching Drawing & Art History and producing his own art as well, at the age of 84!! He now resides in Roanoke, VA.

As I was growing up I wanted to find my medium in Art…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 19
  • Joined July 23, 2007

Favorite materials

mosaic glass, stained colored glass, smalti, found objects, tile, shells, pottery, gems, beads, rocks, marble, copper, china

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I am the middle child of an artist father who received his PhD in Art History, and a very creative mother ... I learned so much watching my father create his ART over the years ... but I never found my talent until later in life.

As a family we organized viewing parties for Daddy's art openings, mom and I making food for them, we would turn our garages into ART GALLERIES, putting sheetrock on the walls and spot lights on the ceilings ... we did this to 3 different garages. I grew up making appetizers for these openings and thus my love for food/cooking (You will read more below!)

Believe it or not, my father is still teaching Drawing & Art History and producing his own art as well, at the age of 84!! He now resides in Roanoke, VA.

As I was growing up I wanted to find my medium in Art ... and was always interested in mosaics ... because my mom & dad made a beautiful 7.5' DINING ROOM TABLE that we ate all of our meals on, if it was not our DINING ROOM table with long legs, or it was our COFFEE TABLE with shorter legs!! It is listed ... as a sample, the actual table is not for sale.

It was amazing, one day, when the light bulb went on and I realized that MY DREAM medium was right in front of me! The TABLE, the MOSAIC TABLE!!

I quickly called my brother and he came over and built the shelves I needed, a work bench and my sweet MOSAIC STUDIO WAS BORN ... Atelier de Mosaique - Mosaic Love ... in a front room of our home ... I got started and have not stopped!!

I was born in Austin, Texas. I was raised all over Texas (Dallas is where I ended up) but I have lived in the small ADORABLE town of Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee for 34+ years now.

My wonderful husband and I own a Cafe & Catering and Event Planning/Floral Co. and have for 33 years. That is a different kind of love for me. It's a crazy wild - wild love. This is the food part I was talking about ... www.mainstreetcatering.net is our website.

Doing mosaics has given me an outlet to express my artistic side in another way, just me and no one else. I also enjoy teaching the art of mosaics at my home studio and am now teaching mosaic classes at the McKinney Center here in Jonesborough.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE ... DOING MOSAICS!! All of my mosaics have a heart on them ... it is my heart that I put into each and every piece I make!!! And I LOVE LIVING IN JONESBOROUGH, TN, the BEST LITTLE TOWN IN AMERICA !

PLEASE let me do one for YOU, pick your price range, colors, size, design ...etc. and I will go to town. Thank you ... love, Beverly xoxo I AM SO READY!

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