|Galaxie by Beth Reece|
Beth Reece’s unconditional love for art started with the inspiration of a wonderful art teacher in high school in Millington, Tennessee. Some of her earliest paintings came from fond memories and time spent at her Grandmother’s home.
Beth received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design from the University of Memphis. She began her independent studies in Memphis with Melody Weintraub using watercolors. Watercolors held a subtlety that other mediums did not.
Watercolor landscapes and architectural renderings had been Beth’s focus. She continues her work with watercolor and colored pencil. In 2008, two of Beth's pieces were entered in the North Carolina State Fair Art Exhibition. Both of the pieces were juried into the Exhibition and one went on and placed 3rd in the professional artist category. This was her first submission in a competition arena.
In North Carolina, Beth has studied with Rhonda Myers reinforcing the classical master process. Rhonda's talent is inspirational. Beth currently works at the studio of Cary Fine Art under Rhonda’s mentorship.
An opportunity to study with Dan Nelson in Plenn Aire setting using acrylic paints was very helpful for Beth's work in this medium.
Studying with Master Painter Frank Covino was a turning point for Beth. Mr. Covino teaches oil painting in the style of the Old Masters, using oil verdaccio as an underpainting then applying skin tone and color glazes. This process creates a painting that will not fade with time.
|Hospice by Beth Reece|
Beth’s work is currently exhibited in the following places:
WakeMed Children’s Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic in Raleigh, NC
Rey’s Restaurant, Cary, NC
Beth lives in Holly Springs, North Carolina. She is a wife, a mother of two teenage sons, and a gardener. Spending time on the tennis courts with friends is one of her passions. She proudly claims Memphis, Tennessee as her home.