Bev Doolittle (born 1947) is an American artist working mainly in watercolor paints.
She creates paintings of the American West that feature themes of Native American life, wild animals, horses, and landscapes.
Doolittle attended college at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where she met her husband, Jay Doolittle.The Doolittles, after a brief career as graphic artists, became “traveling artists” and drove in a motorhome around the American southwest, painting scenes of the landscape as they went. It was during this period that Bev’s expansive paintings of the American Western landscape and its wildlife began to develop and soon after, she began to portray Native Americans—often including them alongside animal themes.
Doolittle has become a popular artist in the United States, and her original paintings and prints are collected widely by those interested in the Western themes she portrays. Realistic Western art has conventionally been dominated by oil painting, and Doolittle was instrumental in bringing watercolors into the genre, and garnering respect for this medium from collectors of Western art.