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.
Payroll and Human
Resources Manager at
KAG West, is one of the
“He calls it a hobby, but I
call them masterpieces,”
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
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
“What I enjoyed most about oils
was not just the medium, but the
experience,” he says.
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
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,”
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