painter, student, teacher
at home on holiday at Casa Weiss in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 2003
Selma Wight Beard is
a life long artist, student and teacher of art.
From her early years in Atlanta,
at the studio doors
of her mother , Rebecca Stewart
and her grand mother, Selma Hahr
Stewart and yearned
for the brush.
Mrs. Beard is from a long line of
traceable to 16th century Sweden.
These talents were brought to
America by her
ancestor Franz Joseph Hahr in the 19th century.
Selma studied fine art at the
Women's College in Tallahassee, Florida,
now known as Florida State University.
Her eyes were opened to abstract
art one summer afternoon spent with
Jackson Pollack at his studio on Long Island.
She was very impressed by his
freedom of expression and they way he
described to her the logic behind his work.
Selma got her brush and has been
painting or making ceramics and
enamels going on 70 years.
Along the way she has studied
with many revered artists at many schools
of art around the country while following her husband through his
military career and raising 4 children.
Today she still teaches art in
her Buckhead studio in Atlanta and has
created an impressive and beautiful series of paper collages. Selma
divides her time between Atlanta and St. Simons Island, Georgia
Selma's email is email@example.com
a small selection of Paintings
Click here to
check out Selma family pictures
Selma Beard, Selma Wight
Beard, From Mother with Love, Books, Fine art, Atlanta, St Simons
Island, Georgia, Tampa, New york, Dick Beard, Col. Richard A. beard
jr., Sorta Forty's, Georgia Tech, Rebecca Wight,
Wight, Cabo, sea island, Franz Stewart, franz hahr,
mike beard, selma spurlin, Robert beard, Richard A. Beard
III, Buckhead, PDC, Rivers Road, High Museum of
Art, University of georgia, Emory University,
dick beard, selma spurlin,
Mike beard, Bobby beard, rebecca stewart wight, selma wight beard,
selma hahr wight, high museum of art, Atlanta, Georgia, St Simons
island, tampa, Miami, Rivers road, Buckhead, painting, teacher, artist