Monday, January 30, 2012

Spotlight on Member Beth Collins

Northwest artist, Beth Collins has had a life-long interest in arts and crafts.  Her desire to create beautiful things led her to begin taking art classes in the 1980s when she focused on painting landscapes and still life using watercolors before moving to oils. In 2000 she discovered painting on silk and galleries began selling her one-of-a-kind silk hand painted scarves and wall hangings.
Her creative inspirations come from the natural beauty found in landscapes of the Pacific Northwestas well as in her travels through North America and Europe.  Her striking impressionistic landscapes are defined by her bold use of color. 

“My goal in art making is to create beauty and complexity that draws in the viewer and provides a pleasurable and memorable experience.”  The effect her work has upon others motivates her to continue to find new images and ideas to paint.

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