At an early age, Beth displayed talent for both art and music but she choose to concentrate on classical piano because of the outstanding teacher in her small Indiana town. Beth continued her musical studies at the prestigious Indiana University School of Music where she earned a Master of Music degree. For many years, she enjoyed a successful career in New York City and Long Island as a performer and teacher and then as director / co-owner of a large private music school. After retiring and moving to Florida, her keen interest in art and architecture reemerged and she resolved to learn to paint.
Beth approached her art studies with a philosophy and perspective that applied to her music: study with good teachers and practice often. Her painting goals have evolved over the years but a constant has been a striving to master technical skills. In art and music, the key to freedom of expression is solid technical knowledge coupled with skill and dedication.
Beth is inspired by the paintings of Dutch artist Jan Vermeer whose work is admired for purity of light and form. She is most comfortable with realistic subjects and through her use of light and form, she hopes to trigger an emotional connection with viewers.
During her brief time as a visual artist, Beth has entered many juried/judged exhibits, and won several awards for her paintings and photographs.
Organizations: Jacksonville Art Guild, Art Guild of Orange Park, St. Augustine Art Association
* St. Augustine Art Association ~ “Figures & Faces,” Honorable Mention Award, 2/2015
* St. Augustine Art Association ~ “Annual Honors Exhibit” 6/2014
* Great Hang Ups ~ “Fin, Feather & Fur”, 2/2014
* Two women Exhibit: Vandroff Art Gallery, Jewish Community Alliance, 1/2014
* Great Hang Ups ~ “Happy Hour”, People’s Choice Award, 11/2013
* Great Hang Ups ~ “Go Figure”, 7/2013
* Great Hang Ups ~ “Tidal”, Honorable Mention, 6/2013
* Jacksonville Garden Club and Jax Art Guild ~ “Art in Bloom”, 5/ 2013
* Art Guild of Orange Park exhibit ~ Club Continental 1/2013
* Great Hang Ups ~ “Waste No Want Not” , People’s Choice Award 9/2012
* Avondale Artworks ~ Jacksonville Art Guild, Annual Exhibit 9/2012
* St. Augustine Art Association ~ “Annual Honors Exhibit” 6/2012
* St. Augustine Art Association ~ “Food for Thought”, Third Place 3/2012
* Avondale Artworks ~ Art Guild of Orange Park, Winter Show 1/2012
* St. Augustine Art Association ~ Member’s Show 4/2011
* Riverside Art Market @ Biscotti’s 1/2011
* Diane Fraser Studio ~ "Riverside Realists" Exhibit 10/2010