Bev was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire in 1964, but spent most of her life in north west England. She originally trained as a Landscape Architect working in both public and private practise. In 1998 she was given the opportunity to study for a Diploma in Art at Mid Cheshire College, Northwich in which she gained a distinction. Bev moved to Wales with her husband and two children in 2002 and has been a full time artist since then. Bev currently works from her studio at her home in the beautiful valley of Cwm Croesor, Snowdonia. Since 2004 Bev Dunne has been involved with various exhibitions throughout Wales, from Penrhyn Castle, Bangor to Aberystwyth Arts Centre. In 2007 she was a runner up in the prestigious Spirit of Llyn Competition at Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw
" I have recently started walking in the mountains above my home in Snowdonia. Apart from maintaining my sanity it helps to retain a sense of perspective in both my life and my art. I have a strong sense of the earth energies that exist in this most ancient of landscapes. A sense of the power the landscape has over man and exactly how small we are in the face of it. These walks, which at times can be both exhilarating and fear inducing, expose me to a myriad of elements from horizontal shards of rain, to ground hugging mists , deep drifts of the purest white snow and the balmy hot rays of a midsummer sun. I can be left exposed overlooking a sheer scree slope, or knee deep in sodden boggy ground, listening to the cries of thermal riding ravens or sheltering in the ruins of some long abandoned quarry houses All of these factors feed into my work which I hope maintain a sense of living on the edge whilst tuning in to the cycle that is life"