Beverly McIver is an award-winning artist. Her paintings are exhibited in collections across the country. Many of them draw on the discomfort she felt growing up black in North Carolina and living through the Greensboro Massacre.
Beverly also grew up resenting her mentally-disabled sister, Renee, who commanded much of her mother's attention. When Beverly later created portraits of Renee, she found herself scratching Renee's face out with her brush.Years later, when Beverly's mother was dying in a hospital, she painted the scene complete with tubes and monitors.