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“Educational Writings-Discourse, Part XXIII: the Life and Times of Beverly Carrick—World-Famous Artist, Part Two!” by Moses Scharbug III



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EDUCATIONAL WRITINGS-DISCOURSE, PART XXIII

HOLIDAY SEASON 2012

 

CHRISTMAS EVE! PEACE ON EARTH, GOOD WILL TO MEN

 

 

Educational Writings-Discourse, Part XXIII: the Life and Times of Beverly Carrick—World-Famous Artist, Part Two!” by Moses Scharbug III

 

 

Bakersfield, CA, 12-23-2012 Su:  We began looking at the life and times of Beverly Carrick yesterday and the plan is to continue on discussing it today as she is not only one of the best artists the United States has produced, she is the world’s greatest.  At the end of this blogpost and yesterday’s, we have an updated price list for Beverly Carrick originals and then later, we are going to list the paintings that are still available for purchase.  When an artist passes away, he or she leaves behind a body of work that suddenly becomes priceless because no longer will anything new be added to the collection of works.  Therefore, it is important that everyone understand this concept because when the prices go up on January 01, 2013, you cannot say that I did not tell you so!  Buy now so that you may own an original Beverly Carrick oil painting, a gift to yourself or your family or to someone else that they will cherish forever.  Fine art is an amazing thing, it lasts through the centuries and people lucky enough to own a painting by a famous artist will know that they have something valuable in their heirloom in which, to pass on to future generations. 
 

  We were talking about the young artist’s life with her first husband, Harry Hall Carrick, Jr., a man of tortured soul, tormented spirit, and a depressed, irritable state that made living with him a challenge for the newly wedded bride, something for which, life did not prepare her.  Her parents, Clarence and Florence Jamison, told her that she could come home but that she could not go back and forth, that life was not a revolving door, that one made their bed so-to-speak and then lie in it.  Of course, this was not something she wanted to hear but the idea of returning home, listening to the roosters crowing in the morning, smelling the dung that must be shoveled each and every day, and living in a low income home with low income clothing was just too much to bear.  She hoped in her heart that Harry might change and that having a son might snap him out of it, thereby making him into a better man but sadly, this is NOT what happened. 

Harry was a horrible man; he came from a horrible family whose roots were in the southland of Southern California.  The family had money and his brother, Tom, was well educated, too, and a military officer in the U. S. Army’s chemical corps.  He married a woman named Vivian who was a charming person but was different from Beverly in that she tolerated and supported her equally disgusting husband in his endeavors in life.  Beverly was still learning how life was to be and for her, the learning process caused her to suffer a seven-year depression that at times drove her close to committing suicide but she never crossed the line because of her young son, Patrick. 

In time, Harry achieved promotion and the family left Taft, California for Whittier, California where the husband worked at the Mobil Oil facility in Santa Fe Springs, outside Los Angeles, California.  During the time he was away during the day, she worked in her makeshift studio practicing the art of oil painting while looking after her son.  Every day, she painted and over the course of her time, her amazing skills continued to improve, rapidly, in fact. 

When Harry came home, he began drinking, something he apparently did all of his life and later, it was determined that he drank three triple shots or more during the day and more in the evening.  Yet, he never appeared to be drunk, never slurred his words, stumbled about, he maintained very well.  His personality, however, was horrifying and he did not have troubles with screaming at his wife and young son for the slightest infraction and then remaining angry for days, sometimes weeks at a time.  Her only respite was when he decamped for work every day and she was left alone with her paints, her canvasses, and her artistic mind. 

Life dragged on and then in 1956, she gave birth to her second son, Brian Craig, one of Chef-Authors here at the American Institute of Culinary Politics-Elemental News of the Day.  Blessed with a new child, Harry seemed to settle down for a bit and in so doing, took some of the pressure off Patrick and his mother but not for long.  Being a father settles many a rambunctious man down but not in Harry’s case, he continued drinking, acting crazy, and doing the most peculiar things and yet, Beverly remained with him because she knew that she did not want to move back home.  Sure, it was fine to visit her parents and her brother but the thought of going home for good, especially with two young children was horrifying to her.  Returning to Oildale, California with a seven-year-old son and an infant under her arm, condemning to the same sort of life she had endured was simply, too much to bear and so she remained in the abusive and psychologically damaging relationship with the man. 
 

Harry became angry at the least infraction around the home and many times transferred his on-the-job stress to home.  Deep inside, he was a very fearful man, always afraid that he would lose his job and reaffirm his father’s claim that he was a “failure.”  As a child growing up, if he or his brother, Tom, wanted something, they had to “compete” for it in front of their father, Harry, Senior.  If this meant pummeling one another’s head into the ground, then this is what they did and they did not do a good enough job doing it, then the winner was in trouble, too.  It was this way throughout their childhood and through their young adult years.  Harry went to engineering school and had to leave after his first year due to suffering a nervous breakdown over the stress.  When he recovered, he returned to school, made it through, and went to work for Mobil Oil but he never forgot that dire time in his life. 

To later observers, what troubled Harry throughout life besides alcohol was the fact that he sure appeared to be a bi-polar sufferer.  Sure, nowadays, anyone with problems is said to be “manic depressive” or “bi-polar” as that seems to be the mental illness of the day.  It also appears to be an excuse for many, especially those who lack impulse control, morals, or worse, are amoral.  Harry, on the other hand, appeared to be a true bi-polar individual as his personality was cyclical, it went up for short periods of time and then down for lengthier periods.  The fact that was an alcoholic made things even worse and living with him through the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s, was traumatic and horrifying. 

Harry played mind games with all living in the family’s home.  In the early days of the kids’ growing up period, Harry plied their mother with wine after dinner while he drank his hard liquor and then when she was sufficiently lit, he would light into her, causing her to break down, cry, and become morose, depressed, unhappy.  After awhile, she figured out what he was doing and refused to drink any more alcohol except at parties the couple hosted or went to, all within the Mobil Oil Company’s extended family.  Alcohol was a way of life back in the mid-part of the last century and virtually everyone in any position participated in the infamous “three martini lunch” and more.  Later in life, some people expressed the idea that they knew Harry was snockered on the job while others expressed surprise and dismay.  The fact was that Harry was lubed all of the time but did a good job of covering it up.

Beverly and Harry fought much of the time in the family’s home on Janine Drive in Whittier, California, right above Macy School.  The kids overheard the family battles, night after night, beginning first at the dinner table and then extending far into the night.  Brian expressed an event-taking place late one night when the screams were particularly violent, sometime around the time JFK became president and then assassinated.  He saw his mother at the breakfast table wearing dark glasses and asked her, “What’s wrong, Mom?”  She declined to answer but eventually removed the glasses for the young boy to see a massive black eye. 

“Did Daddy hit you, Mama?” he asked. 

She nodded yes and then he remembered his brother leaping out of his bed in the bedroom they shared and rushing into their parent’s room.  It was sometime after midnight and the argument raging among the parents took a particularly nasty turn and his brother found his father atop his mother punching her in the face.  He pulled him off, his father stopped, and the argument concluded but it was an event the youngster never forgot.  After that, he had night fears, had to have his parent’s bedroom door open at all times, and constantly checked up on her every waking minute. 

Life was dreadful but life went on.  Beverly continued to paint and do the things that wives do, cleaned the house, cooked the meals, and raised the kids.  In between, she labored in her studio and lo and behold, she began to sell some of her paintings, granted, there was not a great deal of money but it was recognition. When her husband found out, he did his best to subtract her meager earnings from the $100 allotment he gave her each month for running the house, caring for the kids, and buying her clothes.  At first, she gave in, then she began to fight for what she made, and over the course of time, learned to keep her mouth shut.  Money she made, she pocketed giving but a small percentage to her husband. 

Harry renegotiated the deal when Beverly found an agent in Los Angeles, California, who praised her work and asked her to allow him to represent her.  The agents in fact, were husband and wife, Maury and Violet; they had a gallery in downtown L. A. and had her come to meet them.  There, they hired her to paint different scenes over and over for use in interior decorating and businesses.  The money they paid her was a pittance but it was an opportunity to go professional and since it was the early 1960s, her years of painting began to pay off, something her husband noted and accepted.  However, what she made was to return to the household and not to be spent on anything else so once supplies were paid for, she used her income for the household.  The first thing she did was to hire a housekeeper to help her with the household chores. 

We will stop here for today and pick up where we left off tomorrow.  The story of Beverly Carrick is one that should be of interest to all struggling artists as to many; it is proof that persevering to one’s goals is worthwhile in the end.  At the time, she had no idea as to where it would eventually take her or what her life would eventually become.  All she knew for now was that continued hard work might be the price of escape from this miserable life of being wife to a man whom most of the time ranged from crazed anger to sobbing depression.  It was clear Harry was messed up as they now say but at the time, he also had a side of him that his coworkers and his underlings liked.  Their parties were well known and all were fabulous and when things eventually fell apart in another decade or so, most could not believe that the Harry with whom they worked was NOT the Harry who lived away from work.  In time, all would know who he was and what would become of him was to be shocking.  Tomorrow, we continue!

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Friends, things have changed regarding the AARC Technology Company in Bakersfield, CA, we are now going to promote them over the course of time due to their making things right by us and helping us with our computer situation.  We do not wish to boycott anyone in this wonderful world and the fact that both AARC and Nerds on Call.com are on board with us is a good thing.  People, buy all of your computers from AARC Technology in Bakersfield, CA, they build the best equipment and make the best products and we hope that you check them out.  If the world is going to end, why not add a new computer to your wish list of holiday gifts as remember, it is only money and we cannot take it with us!  

          This story is one that eventually will appear in a book on the artist’s life but for now, we are doing it in installment form.  Much like the soaps of old or the fabled cowboy movies at the Saturday picture show, it keeps you hanging on the edge of your seats.  I am enthralled at the drama contained in this story and am also amazed at the artist’s abilities.  Having had the opportunity to have met her several times over the course of my work here at the blog, I was always impressed with her character as she was a woman who let the loss of her leg and misfortune of first husband stop her in anyway.  The fact that we are still here TWO days after the purported “end of the world” discussing the loss of this phenomenal artist is simply amazing.     

          Friends, please buy your holiday gifts as soon as possible, so you if the world does continue, you and yours can enjoy them.  Nothing says “I love you” better than a Beverly Carrick painting and now that the artist has passed away, her paintings are invaluable.  Buy now by calling us at 661-831-2544 after looking at the beverlycarrick.com website.   

          I have someone else I need to promote here as well and that is the Westchester Hair Company located in Bakersfield, California, on “F” Street above the famed KC Steakhouse.  Carol is the proprietor and this year, they have lost not only Beverly Carrick Snow but also Ron Lopez, one of the top hairstylists in the city.  We promote them and their abilities and want you to call them at 661-324-9864.  Please visit us weekly if you live in Kern County and if you live outside, please fly in once a month from any part of the world and have Carol take care of your hair—you will not be disappointed.  We recommend nothing but the best here at the AICP-END so please visit them and tell them that WE sent you!  Thank you!                                                                       

Anyhow, let us close with this impassioned plea—please leave some comments and/or become a follower and why not spend some money and purchase an album by MOUNTAIN or West, Bruce, and Laing and/or buy a cookbook from Amazon.com—we want to make some money here so help us out by buying something!  Allied with them, we are pleased to market their merchandise! When we finish advertising albums by Mountain and West, Bruce and Laing, we will begin presenting albums by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention!  See you next time around! Bye!  

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Moses Scharbug III

Moses Scharbug III
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This is me when I was a university professor at one of California’s State Universities in the Southland back in the 1970’s.  I have been retired for the past 15 years and have been the assistant editor of the END since its first incarnation back in 2009.

 

Moses Scharbug III writes from Oildale, CA.

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Please note that all photos in this series are of Beverly Ernestine Jamison, Beverly Carrick, or Beverly Carrick Snow.  The first name denotes her as a child and the latter ones are business and professional names and married names.  We are inserting as many photos as we possibly can and even though they are not all in correct order, my friends, it is what it is.  Some of these are of the 1933 Long Beach, CA, earthquake and others are of her as a young girl.  Thank you, the editorial staff.
 

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This is #0065, a 24” x 36" original oil painting by Beverly Carrick entitled, “Sunset Cove." It is among her more beautiful works and is available for sale. You can see much more of her work at her Website, located at http://www.beverlycarrick.com or at Brian Carrick's Facebook page. At her Website, you will see not only more original oil paintings but also lithographs, giclees, prints, miniatures, photographs, and even her award-winning instructional video entitled, "Painting the Southwest with Beverly Carrick." Beverly has been painting for more than 60 years and known around the world for both the beauty and timelessness of her artworks. Hanging in private and public galleries and followed by many fans encircling the globe—her works instill awe because of her artistic brilliance and personal beauty. We urge you to go to her Website NOW and view her work. It is possible that you will find something you like and will want to buy it for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a neighbor! You will not be disappointed so please: do yourself a favor and go there IMMEDIATELY! Thank you, the Elemental News of the Day!

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Beverly Carrick Original Paintings Price List:

 

  1. Size 36” x 72”………………………………………………………….$18,000.00.
  2. Size 40” x 60”………………………………………………………….$15,450.00.
  3. Size 36” x 48”………………………………………………………….$11,500.00.
  4. Size 30” x 40”………………………………………………………….$ 9,900.00.
  5. Size 24” x 48”………………………………………………………….$ 9,000.00.
  6. Size 24” x 36”…………………………………………………………$ 8,240.00.
  7. Size 24” x 30”…………………………………………………………$ 7,600.00.
  8. Size 20” x 24”…………………………………………………………$ 5,950.00.
  9. Size 18” x 24”…………………………………………………………$ 5,950.00.
  10. Size 16” x 20”…………………………………………………………$ 5,400.00.
  11. Size 12” x 24” …................................................................................$ 5,400.00.
  12. Size 12” x 16”….................................................................................$ 4,500.00.
  13. Size 11” x 14”…………………………………………………………$ 4,500.00.
  14. Size 9” x 12” ………………………………………………………….$ 1,200.00.
  15. Size 8” x 10” ………………………………………………………….$ 1,000.00.


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