Beth’s happy place is a big selection of premixed colours sitting in tubs just waiting to be used, hot coffee and music playing in her headphones as she disappears into a painting. Pattern, colour and composition all work together to present a snippet of an emotional narrative in the floating worlds she creates. Beth works intuitively with colour, at times allowing it to flow across the canvas in washes, and at others using it in bold opaque areas. Amongst this, wavering patterns move in and out of focus, eventually finding their place and adding depth and beauty to the paintings. The essence of these paintings is the dynamics of patterning, even at their most colourful, there is a quiet and enigmatic beauty to her work. Each of Beth's paintings is the result of a sustained process of transcription: from sketches, to watercolour, to paint on canvas.
Beth lives in Brisbane with her husband and two little girls. She has a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Australian National University and has held six solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions. Beth is represented by Greenhouse Interiors and her work has appeared in Australian House & Garden, Belle magazine and The Age’s Melbourne Magazine.
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