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Winter 2016

Kenan Advantage Group

For Doug Beverly, a hobby that

expresses his creativity is the perfect

offset for his analytical day job

as a payroll clerk for KAG West’s

Sacramento, Calif., Terminal.

Employees are often

marveling at his work.

Angenette Burnsworth,

Payroll and Human

Resources Manager at

KAG West, is one of the

admirers.

“He calls it a hobby, but I

call them masterpieces,”

says Angenette.

Self-Taught Artist

Doug’s interest in drawing

began at age 13, when he

saw a friend sketching a

photo from a magazine.

“I might try to do that,” he

thought to himself. Now,

49 years later, he’s still

drawing. Doug is mostly

self-taught, although he

did enjoy the art classes

he took in high school

and junior college, which

he says helped further

his knowledge about

composition and shading.

Payroll Clerk Expresses

His Creative Side

Through Art

Doug Beverly,

Payroll Clerk – KAG West

In college, a class on oil paints piqued

Doug’s interest. He was fascinated

with making a canvas from scratch –

stretching the material over the wood

and stapling the canvas down onto

the frame.

“What I enjoyed most about oils

was not just the medium, but the

experience,” he says.

Celebrity Portraits

Doug likes to do landscapes and

still lifes, but in particular, he has a

fascination for portraits.

“He takes pictures of celebrities and

recreates them with charcoal or

pencil,” says Angenette. “They’re

pretty impressive.”

Doug rotates his portrait collection

in his cubicle so people can see his

drawings. Some of his subjects have

been Robert De Niro, Al Pacino,

Princess Diana and Clint Eastwood.

Does he have a favorite drawing? “It’s

a toss-up between Eastwood, Arnold

Schwarzenegger and John Wayne,”

he says. There are more in the works,

too. Doug says Bruce Willis and Paul

Newman are up next.

Sometimes Doug sends his portraits

to the actual celebrities. Recently

Doug sent portraits he drew of the

stars of Hawaii 5-0.

“Alex O’Loughlin, who plays Steve

McGarrett on the show, sent me back

a drawing I did of him with his dog;

and it now has his autograph on it,”

reports Doug.

Doug likes the balance of his day job in

payroll and his artistic endeavors.

“If I did it for a living, it wouldn’t be

fun anymore,” says Doug, chuckling.

“Drawing gives me a sense of

accomplishment.”