Marybeth Kong. Wonderful paintings. Her still life paintings make me smile. The roses in this painting are beautiful. The structure, composition and color is a delight. Magnificent!
Marybeth is quite talented – and not just with painting. I just watched Marybeth and her sister, Priscilla perform a piano/cello duet (via Instagram!). Serious talent runs in this family! This is a woman who loves to paint and it shows!
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Marybeth has loved to draw for as long as she can remember. Her childhood interest in art was encouraged by seeing her drawings occasionally published in the children’s magazine, Nature Friend. She spent hours sitting on her bed copying drawings from favorite illustrated books such as Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, and Rien Poortvliet’s Noah’s Ark.
The foundation of her art education was a rigorous four-year drawing and painting curriculum at the Carlin Academy of Fine Art, a classical realist painting atelier in Kennett Square, PA (2010-2014). Through Neilson Carlin, Marybeth traces her instructional lineage directly to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of 19th century France and to the Renaissance masters. In addition, Marybeth has studied at Studio Incamminati with various instructors including Rebecca Tait. In 2014 she was one of 9 international artists to win a scholarship to study at the Florence Academy of Art for a summer session in figure painting with Maureen Hyde and Vitaliy Shtanko. Marybeth sought a liberal arts education at Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, GA, receiving a BA with honors in Philosophy and Religion in 2018. She currently lives, paints, and teaches in Princeton, NJ.
Apart from drawing and painting, Marybeth also has passionate interests in classical music, literature, theology, and plants.
Until next time…