Beth began painting as a child, studied under many local artists, and was classically trained in her early fine arts education. After college she maintained a highly successful design career for over twenty years. Having vowed to “go back to painting” professionally, Beth has committed herself to that desire. Her impressionistic paintings in oil on masonite and canvas are done both in her studio and en plein air. She regularly attends workshops, studying under nationally recognized artists to expand her education. Beth also conducts oil painting classes, plein air workshops, and journaling workshops.
Beth experiences art in everyday, fleeting moments. It is this experience that she will share during this workshop in November at the Firehouse Gallery (outside on the patio if weather permits). Beth will describe, demonstrate, and provide examples of her work in travel journals. Then you will get the chance to produce the first page in your own journal while enjoying a light lunch on site.
The cost of the workshop, sponsored by the Vicksburg Art Association, is $50 for VAA members and $55 for non-members. This price includes all supplies – journal, sketch pen, watercolor set, and lunch. You may sign up by sending a check payable to the Vicksburg Art Association, to P. O. Box 1251, Vicksburg, MS, 39180, indicating payment is for the Travel Journal Workshop. There is a class limit of twelve (12), so don’t wait too late. Deadline for registration is Saturday, October 29, 2011.
You may read more about Beth and see some of her work at www.bgdean.fineartstudioon