BETH CO LE
On Display: May 5 – June 30
Artist Reception: Saturday, May 5 6:00 – 8:00 pm Painting Atmosphere Workshop: Saturday, June 9 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
I paint landscapes and figures from my home studio in a small village at the foot of the Nebraska Sandhills where I live with my husband, Gary.
I like to convey atmosphere and mood in my art. I believe rain, fog and the golden light of early morning and late afternoon give the land around us a magical feel. It’s this magic I want to try to capture with oil paints. I have always wanted to paint. I am a very visual person, I see light and notice it everywhere. I just never had a language to express it until I started painting in 2012.
Painting suits me because I am a quiet and introverted person. It gives me a way to communicate without words. Simplicity and solitude are at the heart of my work. It takes a certain amount of quiet and space to paint. I am grateful I have been given both of these gifts in this season of life. I believe many of my paintings represent this feeling of being alone, not in a sad way, but as in alone but still loved and protected and cared for.
One of my goals for the next few years is to begin sharing and teaching what I have learned on my painting journey. I want to help others experience the satisfaction to be found in art. I am very grateful that my pieces have found their way into people’s homes throughout the US and even overseas. I feel fortunate to have the time to paint. A little piece of my heart goes out with every finished work. I pray the work of my hands brings joy and good to others.
When I am not painting I like to read and go on photography outings with my husband. I also love visits from our grown children and grandchildren, and Life Group on Monday nights with my Gospel posse. I am a follower of Christ, I attend Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Kearney, NE.
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