Upon her retirement from teaching in 2000, Barbara Bevan told her students,"Don't ever lose your dreams; you'll get there." The time of her life depicted in this portrait came many years earlier when Barbara was on the verge of a big change. It was 1978, and at 37 years old she was the divorced mother of two young boys. By this time she had met a new man and was engaged to be married for the second time. It was late afternoon in Florida, she and her fiance were on their way to meet his parents for the first time. En route he stopped her to pose in front of a hibiscus tree. The light, and Barbara, to beautiful to pass up.
Becoming Barbara Bevan
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