​    Thank you so much for visiting my site.!  I hope you enjoy looking at my paintings just as much as I love making them.  Please leave your comments in the Visitors' Book, at the top of the Gallery page.

    You may purchase an original painting, affordable print, or set of artcards on the  STORE tab (above) on this secure site.

​A BRIEF LOOK AT MY BACKGROUND:
    My home studio is in the beautiful Okanogan highlands of Washington State, where I paint watercolor and acrylic landscapes, flower paintings and portraits.  A couple of years ago, I also had a lot of fun illustrating a series of children’s books by Joni Craig. (You can find these on Amazon, just search for Bea Alden's author page.)

    I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. My lifelong passion for drawing and painting was reinforced by art studies in high school and university, and continuing master classes with expert professionals in the USA.

    While pursuing a challenging career in the health insurance industry, I also continued to paint and draw, and taught drawing, watercolor and calligraphy in Tacoma Community College's CE program for several years.  

    My husband, Leon, and I lived in several different parts of this marvelous State of Washington, before we settled in the Okanogan region.

There's more:
    My published memoir, Liongold, paints a picture of life in South Africa during the apartheid regime. The book is illustrated with my own pencil sketches of people and places. Further information about the book is available at http://www.bzlionbook.com.
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​Send me an email (see above link) with your questions or ideas. Or write:
      Bea Alden
      P. O. Box 1172, Tonasket, WA 98


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