Beverley Egan was born in Mullewa on the 21 August 1961. Bev is a Yamatji woman and speaks the Wadjarri language. She maintains very strong links with her country and traditional culture in the Murchison/Gascoyne Region and regularly returns for family events. Her cousin is Betty Egan and her niece is the well-known artist Loretta Egan.
Beverley has lived most of her life in Perth with her husband (who is also Yamatji) and her two sons. She began painting five years ago when she was taught by her niece Loretta and has also worked with Bundi Arts, working with ceramic art.
A well respected artist, Beverley paints women’s stories and stories from her family’s country in the Murchison area. Currently she is painting with acrylic on canvas for different galleries and is working towards an exhibition with her mother and cousin scheduled in 2004 at the Perth Museum. Her work is held in many private collections.
Over the past five years Beverley has developed a style of work varying from traditional to bright and contemporary. Her most recognisable paintings feature the turtle or Ganada, which is the totemic symbol of her father. The Ganada is often depicted swimming through the Murchison River in her home country.