Featured Artist: Bethanne Kinsella Cople!

At Days End by Bethanne Kinsella Cople

At Days End by Bethanne Kinsella Cople   30×30″  Oil

Bethanne Kinsella Cople. Nice work. Different! I like that she has texture to her paintings. Wonderful reflections in the water. One of my favorite parts of this painting are the highlighted tree trunks. A small thing like that makes a big diffence.

Though the Winds are Still by Bethanne Kinsella Cople

Though the winds are still by Bethanne Kinsella Cople  8×8″  Oil

This small painting has some feeling going on, doesn’t it? It looks as if a storm might be brewing. Bethanne’s trees are fabulous. I love scruffy trees. It’s how they are in real life, not perfect and symmetrical. I guess that may be why I like the Christmas trees that are a bit different, even “Charlie Brown’ish”. Character. Tons of it! Nice work!

Are you looking for a wonderful workshop in a location that is out of this world? How about Provence, France?? Woohoo! Bethanne will be teaching a workshop in Provence, France this June 19th to 25th 2016. She just finished teaching one the beginning of October and said the trip was amazing. You can read about it in the Huff Harrington Blog!

Read a bit about Bethanne, from her website:

Bethanne’s plein air landscape paintings are known for their lush painterly quality. Loosely painted yet realist, they invite the viewer to experience each painting anew with every observation. This quality gives her paintings a timeless appeal. Using expressive brushwork and a finely honed sense of color, she creates a powerful image with both depth and beauty.
     With a well defined style, Bethanne paints a diverse range of subjects. She fills her paintings with compelling skies and calming landscapes. Her paintings capture scenes of brilliant snow, rich farmlands, and the varied shores of the East and West coasts. Landscapes are her passion and she travels far and  wide for subjects.
     “I love painting the landscape en plein air. In the outdoors you can incorporate not only what you see, but the sounds and the smells of the landscape. All of this lets me convey the sense of wonder that I feel at the subject.” Bethanne has painted in blizzards in the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, on steep cliffs in Monhegan Island, Maine, in strong gales along the rugged northern California coast and the sanctuary of summer and winter on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the Potomac River in Virginia, and the east end of Long Island, NY. “I love being in the outdoors painting. It rejuvenates me in a way painting in the studio can’t.”
     From the time Bethanne began painting professionally and entering competitions, she has been earning recognition for her work. Most recently, she received “Award of Excellence” at the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters 2012 National Show, Grand Teton National Park, “Dick Bell Bookmaven Award of Excellance”at the American Impressionist Society National Show 2010, “People’s Choice Award”, at the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, New York exhibition and “Best Pastoral”, at the Plein Air-Easton 2005 and 2006 Invitational Paintouts, Easton, Maryland.  She also received “Honorable Mention” at the Eleventh and Fifteenth Annual Invitational Paintouts, Carmel, California, and “Best Traditional Painting,” 107th and 113thAnnual Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Open Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City.  She was also honored as “an artist to watch” by Southwest Art Magazine February 2006 landscape addition and served two terms as President of American Women Artists.
     Bethanne has also succeeded commercially with her wide range of plein air paintings. Her landscapes appear in both public and private collections in Europe and the United States. “I am passionate about painting, admittedly to the point of obsession on occasion.” Her family supports and embraces her passion. “My husband was the first one to encourage me. Before we were married, he saw my work and pushed me to pursue art in college, everything else is history.”
Bethanne lives in Historic Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia and East Hampton, NY with her husband and two daughters. “We love to travel together, which includes skiing in Park City, Utah every winter and exploring beautiful Assateague Island seashore in Virginia, where the wild ponies run every summer. I always manage to paint whenever we travel. My family understands and supports me, though I think they shake their heads at me sometimes.” Bethanne also travels to France every year where she paints and conducts workshops.
    Bethanne is represented by Huff Harrington Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia;  Principle Gallery in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia; Gallerie Amsterdam in Carmel, California; Carmen’s Gallery in Solomons Island, Maryland; The William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor, New Jersey.

Images via BethanneKinsellaCople.com, used with permission…

Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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