Graphic artist, designer, educator and author


Art Life. Fast Art. Project Collage

Bev Speight

Art Life is for everyone. It is an invitation to take a creative journey – making your own fantastic art along the way. A collection of captivating projects designed to unleash your creativity, with an engaging structure based around four distinct categories for exploring ideas – line, book, traces, and paper. For each of these there are numerous projects and accessible methods for creating art, and you are encouraged to try whatever inspires you, without pressure or any preconceptions. Enjoy the element of surprise and satisfaction in creating something that evolves, rather than following a rigid plan. You will be amazed by what you can achieve.

Introducing work in every conceivable medium with sensational art and new photos, this book will let you enjoy the creative process, relax, and enjoy the art escape.

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group

published April 2017
ISBN: 9781781574072


Fast Art is my collection of thirty eclectic, quirky fine art projects aimed to help you generate ideas, and guide you to explore and develop your art practice, whatever stage you’re at. From tape art and land art to contemporary collage, these projects are fast. They’re designed for speed and spontaneity, because when you make something quickly, you avoid over-thinking and take more creative risks.

Every idea in this book presents a different challenge to stimulate and inspire you. No fancy equipment required; just everyday stuff that you can get your hands on quickly. Experiment more and look beyond the obvious, and most of all enjoy yourself whilst making great art.

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group

published April 2018
ISBN: 9781781575154


Project Collage is  my exciting new book will be available from March 2019 – published with Octopus books and Tate. Project Collage is the first in new series of art books that I have designed for the Tate. It is packed with exciting ideas for making collage creations, with 50 step-by-step projects to inspire, introducing different styles and directions to explore.

Collage is the art of reinvention, a magical and tactile process that involves collecting, experimentation, combining and transforming imagery. This book requires no specialist equipment – only everyday materials – it is an artform for everyone and every budget. I hope you enjoy it.

Publisher: Tate. Octopus Publishing Group

published March 2019
ISBN: 9781781575772





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