Beth is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, who received her BFA in fine arts and education from Emory and Henry College in the arts-rich community of Abingdon, Virginia. While attending E&H she participated her sophomore and senior years in Rome, Italy studying roman art and archaeology, in the January program.
Beth studied Appalachian crafts and pottery at Virginia Intermont. She attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati for sculpture, and completed her postgraduate work in advertising design at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
She has continued her studies internationally with: Robert Liberace (Florida, Ireland), William Whitaker (Arizona), Marvin Mattelson (north Carolina), joy Thomas (Ohio), Robert Howard (Massachusetts, Tim Tyler (Indiana) and David Kassan (Cincinnati).
Current and past memberships include; the Portrait Society of America, Stroke of Genius Portrait Artist, The Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati, Pastel Society of America and the Cincinnati art club. Beth has appeared in “International Artist” magazine’s portrait showcase and Kennedy’s Publishing Best of Worldwide Figurative and Portrait Artist.
She was honored to participate in the portrait exhibit “Faces of the Fallen”, a tribute to fallen soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq exhibited at Arlington Memorial Cemetery, Washington DC, in 2005.
She has also worked with the author, Jenny Berten as the illustrator on three of Ms. Berten’s books: “Littsie of Cincinnati”, which received an IPPY bronze award, “Jake and Sam at the Empty Abby”, a recipient of a silver medal, Moonbeams children’s book awards, and “Littsie and the Underground Railroad”, a recipient of a bronze medal, Moonbeams children’s book awards.
Beth has become a respected teacher of academic art for students of all ages and skill levels, she is known for her instruction within the Cincinnati area homeschool organizations.