Monday, 20 October 2014

Bev Bevan Handed Jennifer Armstrong Portrait

Bev Bevan receives his portrait from KJS! Photo: Abby Brant
#780: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Earlier this year in January, ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) was pleased to introduce you to the awesome work of talented Glasgow based artist Jennifer Armstrong - as featured within her Facebook page Fan Art of the Greatest Musicians in the World.

Jennifer recently sent me three 12" x 16" prints of her fantastic portraits of The Move and ELO threesome Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne and Bev Bevan (see above). She also surprised me by sending me her original Bev Bevan portrait. Being as a second visit to see Bev in the smash hit touring show "Stand Up & Rock!" was beckoning at Dudley Town Hall, I thought that it would be great idea to present The MoveELO and Black Sabbath drummer with Jennifer's portrait in person.
Jennifer Armstrong's take on the three founding members of ELORoy WoodJeff Lynne and Bev Bevan
This was also the first time that the subject of Jennifer's art has met up with her art! Hence, with many thanx to Tony Kelsey, Yours Truly KJS presented the picture to Bev after the show last Thursday night (16th October) with long time pal Jasper Carrott "Looking On".

Jennifer Armstrong can be contacted by email at:, via private message on Facebook or via her fantastic Facebook pages Fan Art of the Greatest Musicians in the World and Torn Paper and Crayon Creations for enquiries and/or to place orders. Check out this ELOBF article for further details thus:

Recommended: Jennifer Armstrong's ELO Gallery & More!

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends Jennifer Armstrong to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race, 'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 20-Oct-2014


  1. As the "102 (+) gigs in just 11 months" is nearing it's last month or so, Mr. Bevan's original claim that "I'll be beat", proves incorrect. On the contrary, Bev looks incredibly happy and fit - positive proof that being able to do what we love for as long as we want is truly the ultimate blessing!

    Keep rockin', Bev!

    Colleen Bell
    Baltimore, MD USA

  2. I agree with Colleen! Bev keeps fit (and young) because he keeps rocking!