She hails from “Chi-Town-The Windy City” but had been a “Motown” resident for the last 20 years and loving it! In layman’s terms that is Chicago and Detroit, but there is nothing ordinary about this talented woman at all. Allow us to introduce Ms. Beverly J. Ervin, also known as “Queen” due to the command presence taken, the minute she enters a room. Also known to the Arts community as Queen for the majestic, heartfelt work put into each piece she creates.
A cornucopia of colors, shapes, lines and a bit of intriguing mystery along with some of the most interesting titles this reporter has ever heard – leaped off the computer screen. Custom pieces and one of kind renderings for various individuals and commercial outlets. Ms. Ervin has put on or participated in a multitude of Art shows since 1996 That still doesn’t tell the whole story nor the behind the scenes story either; it is really bittersweet.
With a degree in Commercial Art/Advertising Design, the uncut willingness to bring ideas to life via painting, drawing, craft work or anything else imaginable and available Beverly has mastered another skill. “The ability to keep her head up no matter what!” Such as? She has gone from being homeless, unemployed and currently living with 3 devastating illnesses. She describes the last 5 years alone as a nightmare, but still saw fit to name one of her paintings “Nightmare.” She lives with Diabetes and has Stage 4 Kidney disease, has had 30 surgeries and suffered a stroke. Then the Queen’s ultimate test of yet, unwavering faith; thyroid Cancer.
This strong lady is as bubbly as a fast pot of liquids boiling over; one would never have any idea of the aforementioned strife. She admits that sometimes the road is hard and rough puts it lightly. “I’ve been to the mountain top and back, I saw hell and looked over into it. But I’m still blessed to have been snatched back from the jaws of death and my trust in the Lord remains steadfast!”
Beverly J. Ervin aka: “The Queen – Her Majesty of the Arts” is not looking for a hand out, but a hand up. We all cold take a lesson from her huh?
Beverly’s Art is available and all proceeds will help with any uncovered medical cost, transportation to medical & other appointments and to provide general cost of living relief to the family.
For more information contact Beverly Ervin- “The Queen” at: (313) 651-6959