Featured Artist: Bethany Fields!

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Out My Window, Sunday by Bethany Fields  11 X 14″  Pastel on Paper

What a pleasure to look at Bethany’s website. It’s full of beautiful paintings. Most are pastel, and STUNNING! This painting caught my eye immediately. How fabulous! I love the dark landscape and the brighter green grass with the light coming through the clouds. WOW! Also love the bits of orange on the side of the road. Just beautiful!

Read about Bethany, from her website (and be sure to check out her paintings):

“We find only the world we look for.”

                                                     – Thoreau – 

This is a favorite quote of Bethany’s, and one that resonates within her as she brings color to paper.  Primarily a pastelist, Bethany has been surrounded by art in many forms since youth and is constantly looking for beauty and how to express it.  Dance, music, theatre, and photography studies have molded her particular vision, which focuses on light in the landscape and how it affects our mood.  Bethany graduated from Texas Tech with a BFA in Theatre.  She went on to perform professionally and continued honing her skills in composition and design working in Burbank, CA for a DIY web series. Her creations have been published in several national magazines, including Country Living.  In 2016, Bethany had the honor of exhibiting at both the Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club in New York, NY, where her work was selected for an ongoing exhibit at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH.  She travels nationally and internationally for art societies and workshops, and produces her own Youtube channel, focusing on teaching and demonstrating her pastel techniques. Bethany is a proud 7th generation Texan, and she and her husband of 17 years are raising their three children in Amarillo, TX.  She paints daily in her home studio and is an active member of the American Impressionist Society, The Degas Pastel Society,  and is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America.  

Artist Statement

I believe the world exists in beauty and we are here to notice.  Everyday I look out my window and wonder how the ever-changing light, the trees, the sky, and the clouds could be overlooked by our busy, busy world.   In the daily rush of life I know my purpose is to slow down and capture,  share, and remember the beautiful moments that pass so quickly.  Infusing my work with love, beauty, and light is my constant passion and studying this beautiful Earth is my joy.  Click HERE to read more…

All images via BethanyFields.com, used with permission… Catch you back here tomorrow!

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

 

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