self portrait 2009
Meet the Artist
Patricia Melanie Beauchamp-Pol
Once upon a time, a young happy athletic girl
found herself with a narrow existence
struggling with a chronic pain from my head
to my toes throughout her life.
In 2013 a diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS).
This autoimmune disease is a type of arthritis of
the spine. No cure, but at least I had confirmation.
I am still determined and optimistic.
There is always light at the end of my road, field of trees or even darkness.
Everyday my hope was that my words, actions and my creative self will encourage the observer to seek a moment of kindness and reflection each and every day of our lives through my art.
One day, I found a surgeon to fix the mechanical defect in my back. After many years, it felt foreign yet holding a paint brush in my hand.
Because of that desire to create no matter what obstacle. My own art became my physical therapy for my hand, arm and back during that first recovery.
Beauchamp Art finally has become this perfect creative enterprise some thirteen years later and with a total of five surgeries and some titanium hardware.
I have been an artist all my life my earliest memory is my hand in plaster for a Mother’s Day gift in kindergarten.
Simply All I do is -
Create for you... Give to you a reflection of time.... So you Experience your heartfelt emotion
Let me help celebrate life and preserve that unforgettable moment with an oil painting.