Bev Tosh is the daughter of a New Zealand pilot and his Canadian war bride. She is a contemporary artist living in Calgary, Alberta and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She received her Masters of Fine Art degree in Painting from the University of Calgary, graduated with distinction from the Alberta College of Art & Design, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Fine Art (University of Saskatchewan). She has lectured and taught art at several Canadian colleges and universities.
Tosh has received numerous honours and awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal; Alberta Centennial Medal; Woman of Vision (Global TV & YWCA); and the Distinguished Alumna Award of Excellence from the Alberta College of Art & Design.
As a practising artist, Bev Tosh has exhibited widely; One-Way Passage, her war brides series has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is President of the Burns Visual Arts Society of Calgary.