About Beth

   My paintings whether composed of still life, landscape, or abstract forms, focus on pattern, color and texture. I am inspired by everything from the impressionistic works of Cezanne, to the gestural abstract paintings of deKooning, to historical quilts made by the women of Gees Bend.  Ethnic ceremonial costumes, 19th and 20th century stencils and even my daughters' illustrations continue to inspire me. I grew up in an artistic family, in which my father, a designer and painter, played a significant role in my artistic development. Matisse, Cezanne, Vuillard, Thiebaud and Janet Fish have all been dominant sources of inspiration, and as my work has become more abstract, I have been significantly influenced by Diebenkorn, Rothko and Klee.

 

I focus primarily on movement, color and the texture of the paint in my practice, I’m always looking for new ways to create form. While my work has become increasingly abstract in recent years, the focus on color and pattern as a central component has remained a constant. The same black and white checks that once lined the edges of dishes in a still life now define abstract shapes, creating vertical compositions of tree-like figures. My pallet is unique to my work and acts as a common thread as the subject matter (or lack there of) evolves. The interaction of color, pattern, texture and form creates a harmonious rhythm, keeping the eye constantly moving throughout the composition. I continue expanding my exploration of color and texture, incorporating tissue paper, collage, woodblock prints, and various forms of mixed media in my work. I hope my work conveys a mood, delights the eye, and captures the whimsical nature of life.

 

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Studied

Hamilton College, Clinton, NY (Graduated 1987 with a major in Fine Arts)

Vermont Studio Center, Artist's residency, Johnson, VT (1998)

 

Gallery Representation

Southport Galleries, Southport, CT

SM Home Art Gallery, Greenwich, CT

 

One and Two Person Shows

Southport Galleries, Southport, CT 2016

Thousand Island Arts Center, Clayton, NY 2016

Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology, Buffalo, NY 2016

Perkins Gallery, Pequot Library, Southport, CT 2014

4 North Main Gallery, Southhampton, NY 2012

Nichols School Gallery, Buffalo, NY 2010

Kenan Art Center, Lockport, NY 2008

Hoorn Ashby Gallery, New York, NY 2002

 

Group Shows

The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, CT 2013

Art About Town, Westport, CT 2012

Art in the Windows, New Canaan, CT 2012

Pequot Library Juried Art Show, Southport, CT 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts – Fowler Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Hamilton Makes Art 2 – Art Capital Group, New York, NY 2010

Albright Knox Art Gallery, Collectors Gallery, Buffalo, NY 2009

The Buffalo Historical Society, Buffalo, NY 2006, 2007, 2008

West End Gallery, Corning, NY 2007

Garrett Club, Buffalo, NY 2007

Spring Open Studio Exhibition, Tri-Main Center, Buffalo, NY 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012

The Collective Gallery, Buffalo, NY 2005

The Bryant Street Studio, Buffalo, NY 2003, 2004

Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 2002

Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY 1999, 2000

Gloria Plevin Gallery, Chautauqua, NY 1997,1998

Indianapolis Museum of Art Alliance Gallery, Indianapolis, IN 1995

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