Beth Cole

Former Artist of the Month
About This Artwork

I am a former web designer turned art learner and maker. I live in Merna with my husband, Gary. I was raised with a great appreciation for music and the arts and I have always wanted to paint. When I turned 50, it was time. I paint mostly with oil and pastel.

I think my paintings come from a desire to express what I feel as I grow older…gratefulness, joy, restoration, optimism, hope. I try to paint that I see as the light falls on the land and the figure.

I have studied painting in person with Marla Baggetta, Fealing Lin and Lester Lee, and online with Gillian Lee Smith, Barry John Raybould and many other accomplished artists. I think practice is one of the best ways to learn and every painting has taught me something.

When I am not creating I like to play music, read, grab my camera and chase light, or go for a walk. I enjoy travel and photography adventures with my husband as well as visits from our grown children and grandsons.