CaraBevan

Whimsical fine art

Trinity, North Carolina 154 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (58)

CaraBevan

Whimsical fine art

Trinity, North Carolina | 154 Sales

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Cara Bevan

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Cara Bevan

Announcement    Welcome to Cara Bevan's shop! Here you'll find an array of artworks from fine art paintings (acrylics), sculpture (made from gourds!), and illustration. I create custom orders as well as original artwork for sale. Everything is handmade by me and no two are alike.

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Last updated on Dec 2, 2019

Welcome to Cara Bevan's shop! Here you'll find an array of artworks from fine art paintings (acrylics), sculpture (made from gourds!), and illustration. I create custom orders as well as original artwork for sale. Everything is handmade by me and no two are alike.

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About CaraBevan

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Art from the Heart

Becoming a business in 2007, Cara Bevan Fine Art began to showcase their artistic talents with acrylic paintings. Bevan's goal is to show the beauty of the natural world, whether that's through painting or gourd art. After 5 years dedicated to painting life-like animal portraiture in acrylics, she began to transition into sculpture.

Her sculpting ability, and quality of sculpting, improved as she created more and more. She was introduced to gourds by her grandmother and gourds have stayed her main sculptural medium. Now using a combination of materials from wire, to paperclay, epoxy clay, and gourds of course, she's made a wide array of realistic and whimsical creatures.

In 2018 she stopped painting on canvas altogether and is now a full time sculptor.

Currently Cara Bevan works from home. A long term goal is to get a gallery and brick-and-mortar shop from which to create and sell her fine art.

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  • Cara Bevan

    Owner, Maker

    Cara Bevan, born in 1988, was raised around animals and art. Her passions were nurtured and supported into the fine art career she has now. Specializing in realistic and whimsical art of animals, she loves to create all creatures big and small.

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Last updated on Aug 13, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Will these gourd sculptures rot?

The gourds I use in my art do not degrade. A true gourd grows a hard, wood-like shell. This shell, once clean, also acts like wood. As long as it's not exposed to moisture or the weather, they will be permanent pieces of art. All of my pieces are sealed with water resistant sealers for easy cleaning, but my artwork is NOT meant for outside display. They will still last a while if you choose to display them outside, but I cannot guarantee they will hold up for a prolonged period.

Can I diplay them outside?

It's not recommended. The gourds, clay, and acrylic paint and sealer may wear over time in the weather. The sealer and paint prevents casual humidity, and moisture from accidents, from hurting them. But continued exposure to the elements will damage or destroy the paint, clay, and eventually the gourd at its core. Take care not to expose them to harsh elements.

Care instructions

These sculptures are not toys. They are not meant to be played with and WILL break if dropped or knocked against hard objects. They are easy to clean since they are sealed with water-resistant sealers in case of accidents (that also makes them easy to dust). They are not meant for outside display.

Custom and personalized orders

I will gladly make you a unique, custom gourd sculpture! If you'd like a different version of something I've already made, message or email me at: NobleD9C@aol.com with a link of a similar artwork. I can also make totally new and different creations. Contact me with details on what animal or subject, size, price range, photos, etc. and I will respond back with a price quote. 50% of the price is due upfront as a deposit. My custom orders take between 2-4 weeks depending on current work load. Once a custom order is started you will be frequently updated on its progress until the artwork is completed and shipped.