Beverly O’Mara makes art that is process oriented and alludes to nature. For three decades, she exhibited her artwork nationally in gallery and museum shows. During the last ten years, Bev divided her time between teaching, traveling, and learning more art techniques from cultures that use natural materials. She studied the nomadic tradition of yurt making and felting in Kyrgyzstan. In Japan and Scotland, Bev learned eastern and western papermaking techniques. On a trip to Kenya, she worked with the Greenbelt Movement to absorb how sustainable planting techniques promote environmentalism and democracy. Back in the United States, Bev took courses and did independent study in papermaking at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York. She has incorporated these experiences into her studio practice and has begun exhibiting again. She lives and works in Jersey City.