Shem Creek Shrimp Boat
20 x 24 in.
Oil on canvas
Available from the artist

The Charleston, South Carolina, area is one of Beth Marchant’s favorite places to visit. For painting subjects, she finds great inspiration in the blue color and intricacy of the boats found on both water and shore and has done several paintings of them, particularly around Mount Pleasant.

Beth has been drawing and painting professionally for over thirty years during which her work has, and continues to include, marine, animals and architectural subjects. In the architectural genre, she has had more than 1000 private commissions from all over the United States. She credits her love of architecture to the success she has had through the years for architectural renderings and house portraits in watercolor. For over 20 years she has been the designated illustrator for The Guidebook for Historic Garden Week in Virginia, painting approximately 30 watercolors for each annual issue.

A studio art major in college, Beth has throughout her career constantly continued learning by reading books by acclaimed artists and studying the works of those she admires.

“I especially like painting en plein air and do so every chance I get, whether traveling or at home in Richmond. When not painting, I enjoy giving drawing workshops. Until recently most of my paintings were commissions. Now I am increasing participating in gallery and juried exhibitions.”

Beth’s most recent solo show was at the prestigious Brazier Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.

Juried Shows & Awards:
NOAPS 2018 “Best of America National Exhibition”.
NOAPS 2018 juried “Best of America Small Painting National Exhibition” award for Best Use of Light and Color
Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibitions 2008, 2009, 2013.
Plein Air Richmond 2012 Third Place Award, 2016 and 2017 Honorable Mention, 2016 First Place in the Fast and Fresh Competition and 2018 Award of Excellence

Professional affiliations:
Oil Painters of America
Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE)
National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS)
Virginia Watercolor Society
Virginia Plein Air Painters
Founding member – Hang Five (a group of five professional Richmond artists)

Gallery representation inquires: [email protected]

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