Growing up in Amarillo, Beth developed a deep appreciation for the minimalist beauty of the west Texas plains, where the sweeping openness of the land and its vast, near-barren landscapes allowed equal attention to the limitless sky. The influence of this uncluttered terrain and her love of nature are reflected today in her minimalist landscape paintings of the many places she has visited, including the lowcountry where she now lives.
Beth's work give particular attention to the sky in the simplifiend marsh, river, ocean, and seashore genres that she paints. Having begun her art career in watercolor, Beth now works mostly in pastel. She prefers the medium for its rich color, fluidity and luminous texture which allow her to capture the ever changing light and give her work its strong atmospheric quality.
After receiving various awards and scholarships for her collection of drawings and paintings in her youth, Beth went on to earn her B.F.A. in Art Education from Texas Tech University and began teaching art in Europe. Beth continued to teach art for numerous public and private schools, including the Department of Defense in Germany and the Asheville Art Museum as an artist educator through the National Endowment of the Arts Program.
She has continued her education by studying with the Gibbes Art Museum, the Art Atelier School in Asheville, NC and has attended pastel painting workshops with Susan Mayfield West, Tammy Papa, Jane Shoenfield of New Mexico, Stan Sperlak of Cape May, NJ, and Casey Khlan of WA state. Currently, she is a juried exhibiting member of the Charleston Artist Guild and a member of the Southeastern Pastel Society. She is an artist in the Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit in Charleston S.C. and has won various awards for her work with these affiliations. She is represented by charlestonartistcollective.org and "With These Hands" gallery on Edisto Island, S.C.
When Beth is not painting she enjoys spending time with family, hiking the outdoors, travel, photography, and visiting galleries and museums : all of which continue to enrich and influence her work. She lives on Edisto Island, S.C. with her two daughters and her cat, Sir Thomas.