Featured Artwork: Beth Bathe
Dreaming of Dubois
16 x 20 in., oil on panel
It has been a long cold dreary winter how about a look toward the summer?
This painting Dreaming of Dubois was painted by Beth Bathe en plein air during Lighthouse Plein Air Festival 2018 in Florida.
Beth’s representational paintings have been described by art critics as “evoking nostalgia, like that of an old sepia toned photograph, often with just touches of color.”
Beth was a featured artist in the 2018 February/March issue of PleinAir Magazine.
Curiosity about the medium Beth works in is often the first question of many viewers. Is it watercolor, is it oil? Beth’s answer: “somewhat both.” She works with Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors in a limited tonalist palette, using both brushes and a handful of unconventional tools, such as squeegees and cotton swabs.
A Virginia Commonwealth University graduate, Beth is highly influenced by American Regionalist painter Andrew Wyeth. She refers to much of her subject matter as “the vanishing landscape.” The paintings depict the beauty of a time gone by in buildings, barns and old towns.
When not at home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Beth is often on the road, crisscrossing the country, painting primarily en plein air at competitions such as Southwest Plein Air, Texas; Parrsboro Plein Air, Nova Scotia; and at ten other festivals and workshops in 2018.
In 2017, Beth participated in ten high-profile juried and invitational competitions, including Plein Air Easton, Maryland; Door County, Wisconsin; and Cape Ann, Massachusetts.
Brazier Gallery, Richmond, VA
Charles Fine Art, Gloucester, MA
Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD
South Street Art Gallery, Easton, MD