Neverne Covington’s has drawn and painted since her childhood. Growing up in the South, with its resplendent light and verdant landscape, botanical diversity has been and endless source on inspiration for her work.
Her imagery is inspired by direct observation and memory influenced by the richness of the American South. Her work combines abstraction and figuration addressing the flow of time and movement and the rhythm of nature.
Her mediums include oil painting, monotypes, intaglios. drawing, sculpture and book arts.
Her education includes attending the University of South Florida, Eckerd College. and City & Guilds, in London, England, during which time she was also a single mother.
Her work has been published in books and periodicals since she was 20 years old. Covington’s work has been exhibited in The Brevard Museum of Art, Melbourne, Florida, the Tampa Museum, Tampa Florida, the Museum of the South, Birmingham Alabama, the Florida State Capital, Tallahassee Florida, the Lowe Gallery, Miami and in the Florida Museum for Women Artists, Deland Florida.
Residencies at VCCA in Auvilar, France, The Hambidge Center for the Arts in Rabun Gap Georgia and at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Sweet Briar, Virginia.
Her work is included in John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, the Southern Graphics Council Archives, the University of South Florida and the University of Akron, Ohio, Mease Hospital Foundation, the University of South Florida and several private collections.