Beth Bathe



Bio

Beth Bathe is an artist residing in Lancaster, PA. After a long career as a graphic designer, Beth now pursues painting full time. Primarily painting in oil en plein air since 2013 she participates in high profile competitions from Maine to Washington State, including Plein Air Easton, Door County WI, Cape Ann MA, Richmond VA and others, for a total of ten competitions in 2019 alone. Her paintings have won numerous awards and honors and she is a featured artist in the 2018 February/March issue of PleinAir Magazine. Beth’s painting style is unique, looking somewhat like a watercolor, or is it an oil painting? She uses Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors in thin washes with a limited tonalist palette, using unconventional tools such as squeegees and qtips along with her brushes. Her representational paintings have been described by critics as evoking nostalgia, like that of an old sepia toned photograph, often with just touches of color. She is highly influenced by painter Andrew Wyeth, and her subject matter is often what she refers to as the "vanishing landscape", including finding beauty in buildings, barns and old towns of a time gone by and often beyond their prime. Old barns, a Victorian farmhouse, a back alley, a fire escape, an old mill, or an old split rail fence down a country road are common subjects. Beth paints primary on location to catch her subject at a specific time, especially how the light and shadows play on the surface create drama and emotion. She wants to evoke memories of one’s past. Andrew Wyeth stated, “It's a moment that I'm after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.” Beth has a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University ‘81. She teaches classes and leads workshops at her studio, Short Dog Studio, in Ephrata, PA, where she shares her space with her photographer partner and three cardigan welsh corgis. She is currently represented by Charles Fine Art Gallery in Gloucester MA, Vermont Artisan Designs in Brattleboro VT, Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore MD and Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs VA. Beth is a Artist Member and on the Executive Board as Secretary of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters (MAPAPA), Oil Painters of America (OPA), Outdoor Painters Society (OPS), Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters (SVPAP), Daily Painters of Pennsylvania and Daily Paintworks. In February 2016 she participated in the Plein Air Magazine Invitational trip to Cuba, and has also plein air painted in China. 2019 Events • Invited Artist 2019 Lighthouse Plein Air, FL • Invited Artist 2019 George Island, FL • Juried Artist 2019 Abingdon Plein Air, VA • Juried Artist 2019 Southwest Plein Air, TX • Juried Artist 2019 Wayne Plein Air, PA • Invited Artist 2019 Gloucester Plein Air, VA • Juried Artist 2019 Parrsboro Plein Air, Nova Scotia • Juried Artist 2019 Door County Plein Air, WI • Invited Alumni Artist 2019 Plein Air Easton, MD • Juried Artist 2019 Landis Valley Plein AirnPA • Juried Artist 2019 Farm To Table Plein Air • Juried Artist 2019 Bath County Plein Air, VA • Juried Artist 2019 Sedona Plein Air, AZ 2019 workshops • March 22-24, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta Florida • April Daytona Beach, FL • April Jacksonville, FL • April 25-27 Award Winning Artists Workshops Matthews NC • The Vermeer, Mt Airy, NC (Date to be determined) 2018 Events • Juried Artist 2018 Lighthouse Plein Air, FL • Invited Artist 2018 Queen City Plein Air, VA • Juried Artist 2018 Southwest Plein Air, TX • Invited Artist 2018 Fingerlakes Plein Air, NY • Juried Artist 2018 Parrsboro Plein Air, Nova Scotia • Juried Artist 2018 Plein Air Richmond, VA • Juried Artist 2018 Plein Air Plus, NJ • Juried Artist 2018 Adirondacks Plein Air, NY • Invited Artist 2018 Bath County Plein Air, VA • Juried Artist 2018 Cape Ann Plein Air, MA • Juried Artist 2018 Brandywine Plein Air, PA 2018 Events • Judge, Between The Bluffs, La Crosse WI • Juried Artist 2018 Lighthouse Plein Air, FL • Invited Artist 2018 Queen City Plein Air, VA • Juried Artist 2018 Plein Air Southwest, TX • Invited Artist 2018 Fingerlakes Plein Air, NY • Juried Artist 2018 Richmond Plein Air, VA • Invited Artist 2018 Bath County VA Plein Air • Juried Artist 2018 Adirondacks Plein Air • Juried Artist 2018 Landis Valley Plein Air • Juried Artist 2018 Cape Ann Plein Air • Juried Artist 2018 Plein Air Plus, Long Beach Island NJ • Juried Artist 2018 Farm To Table Plein Air Past Juried competitions • Invited artist 2017 Door County Plein Air, WI • Juried artist 2017 Richmond Plein Air, VA • Juried artist 2017 Plein Ajr Easton, MD • Juried artist 2017 Fingerlakes Plein Air, NY • Juried artist 2017 Bath County VA Plein Air • Juried artist 2017 Adirondacks Plein Air, NY • Juried Artist 2017 Solomons Island Plein Air • Juried artist 2017 Cape Ann Plein Air, MA • Juried artist 2017 Plein Air Texas, TX (alternate) • Juried artist 2016 Richmond Plein Air, VA • Juried artist 2016 Paint It! Ellicott City, MD • Juried artist 2016 Paint The Peninsula, Olympic Park, WA • Juried artist 2016 Solomons Island Plein Air, MD • Juried artist 2016 Harford County Plein Air, MD • Juried artist 2016, 2015 Mountain Maryland Plein Air, MD • Juried artist, 2016, 2015 Paint Annapolis, MD • Juried artist 2016, 2015 Bath County Plein Air, VA • Juried artist, 2015, 2014 Plein Air Easton! MD • Juried artist, 2015 Castine Plein Air , ME • Juried artist, Plein Air Camp Hill PA, 2015, 2014 and 2013 • Invited artist, Plein Air Mt. Lebanon PA, Oct. 2014 • Invited artist, Plein Air Chincoteague, VA, Sept. 2014 • Invited artist, Paint Snow Hill, MD 2015, 2016 Awards • Second Place, Lancaster Museum of Art 2019 Community show • People's Choice Award – Farm to Table Plein Air 2019 • Honorable Mention – Farm to Table Plein Air 2019 • First Place – Landis Valley Plein Air 2019 • Honorable Mention – Sedona Plein Air 2019 • Best Architecture – Bath Plein Air 2019 • Best In Show – Adirondacks Plein Air 2019 • People's choice Award– Adirondacks Plein Air 2019 • Honorable Mention Gloucester Plein Air 2019 • JFM Award of Excellence Wayne Plein Air 2019 • Best In Show – Abingdon Plein Air 2019 • People's Choice/1stPlace Quick Draw – Abingdon Plein Air 2019 • Second Place – St. George Island Paint Out, FL • Award of Excellence­ – 2018 Southwest Plein Air, Rockport Tx • Third Place ­ – Farm To Table Plein Air • First Place ­ – PA Guild of Craftsman, 2018 Landis Valley Plein Air • 1st Place Quick Draw­ –2018 Queen City Plein Air • 1st Place Quick Draw­ – 2018 Plein Air Plus, Long Beach Island Art Foundation • Honorable Mention­ – 2018 Plein Air Plus, Long Beach Island Art Foundation • Artist's Choice Award­ – 2018 Bath County Plein Air • Art Muse Master Class Winner­ – December 2017 • Quick Draw First Place – Fingerlakes Plein Air 2017 • Honorable Menton – Richmond Plein Air 2017 • Honorable Mention ­– Solomons Island Plein Air 2016 • Honorable Mention ­– Solomons Island Sunset Quickdraw 2016 • Honorable Mention – Richmond Plein Air 2016 • Donald Lewis Memorial Award – Bath County Plein Air 2015 • Judge’s Choice Award –Plein Air Easton 2015 • Second Place – Mountain Maryland Plein Air 2015 • Artists Choice Award – Camp Hill Plein Air Quick Draw 2015 • First Place – Maryland Agricultural Center Quick Draw 2015 • Best in Show/Artist Choice Award – Paint Snow Hill 2015 • First Place – 2014 Small Works Show, The Art Center, Mechanicsburg PA • First Place and People’s Choice Award – Gettysburg Fest Plein Air Competition 2014 • Second Place – Quick Draw. Plein Air Camp Hill 2014 • Honorable Mention, Plein Air Camp Hill Quickdraw 2013 • Art League of Alexandria, VA annual show "'Scapes", 2010 and 2011 Galleries Charles Fine Art, Gloucester MA Vermont Artisan Designs, Brattleboro VT Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore MD Warm Springs Gallery Current/Recent Shows Featured Artist September 2018– Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery “Plein Air 2018” – Oct-Dec 2017 Charles Fine Art , Gloucester MA “Plein Air 2017” – Oct-Dec 2017 Charles Fine Art , Gloucester MA “Artists of The New Century” – Sept-Dec 2017 – The Bennington Gallery, VT “Plein Air Invitational July 2017” – South Street Gallery, Easton, MD “Solo Show” May 2017 – Brazier Gallery, Richmond VA “Painters’ Paintings” March 2017 –Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD “Plein Air 2017” – Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD “Plein Air 2016” – Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD “Cuba” – Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD “Cityscapes 2016 and 2015” Peale Museum Baltimore– Honorable Mention “Either Fish or Fowl” 2015 Annapolis Maritime Museum “Best of 2016” – Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD “Best of 2015” – Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD “Best of 2014” – Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD “Plein Air 2014, 2015, 2016” – Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD “6” Squared” – Randy Higbee Gallery, CA Short Dog Studios, Ephrata PA Daily Paintworks, www.dailypaintworks.com