Believing that a painting should reflect the artist’s intentional story, Beth tries to convey a sense that the viewer is taking part in something that’s happening at the moment, almost like you’re walking into the painting and taking part in it. You find yourself feeling a rush of wind or hearing the thump of the dancer’s foot.
Beth’s paintings have won numerous awards at the state, regional, national and international levels, including Best of Show at Northwest Watercolor Society’s Waterworks Exhibit 2013. She holds Signature Memberships in Watercolor Society of Oregon, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and Northwest Watercolor Society, and is an associate member of National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West.
Beth is an active member of Watercolor Society of Oregon, currently serving as Awards Director and President Emeritus. Her paintings “Chasing Vista” and “1946” are featured in North Light Publishing’s “Splash 17 and 21, The Best of Watercolor”.
A newspaper reporter covering one of Beth’s watercolor workshops, described her this way, “Watching Beth paint is like watching ballet. With effortless strokes honed by years of experience and heaps of talent, a scene appears on paper that evokes the emotion, colors, and atmosphere of the landscape.”
Beth has been teaching watercolor in her Boring, Oregon studio as well as around the State of Oregon for the past 27 years, and she is currently enjoying an extended sabbatical. Her love of sharing art with others will continue to be a lifelong passion.
Please email Beth for more information regarding her paintings and upcoming shows.