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Beth Bathe

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Beth Bathe is an artist currently residing in Lancaster, PA. She has a BFA from VirginiaCommonweatlh University and has had her own graphic design business, Bathe Design for 26 years. Her fine art oil paintings include figurative, still life and landscapes. She has become very involved in the plein air movement of painting outdoors and also teaches classes and leads workshops at her studio "Short Dog Studio" in Ephrata, PA. Beth is a member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters (MAPAPA), Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters(SVPAP), Daily Painters of Pennsylvania and Daily Paintworks. You may follow her on her blog.

Recent shows, juried competitions and Awards include:
• Juried Artist 2016 Plein Air Richmond
• Juried Artist 2016 Paint It! Ellicott City
• Juried Artist 2016 Solomon's Island Plein Air
• Juried Artist 2016 Paint The Peninsula, WA
• Juried artist 2015, 2014 Plein Air Easton
Juried artist, 2016, 2015 Paint Annapolis
• Juried artist, 2016, 2015 Mountain Maryland Plein Air
• Juried artist, 2015 Plein Air Castine Maine
• Juried artist, 2015 Bath County VA Plein Air
• Invited artist, Plein Air Mt. Lebanon PA, Oct. 2014
• Invited artist, Plein Air Chincoteague, VA, Sept. 2014
• Juried artist, Plein Air Camp Hill PA, 2015, 2014 and 2013

• Judge's Choice Award, Plein Air Easton 2015
• Second Place, Mountain Maryland Plein Air 2015
• Artist's Choice Award, Plein Air Camp Hill 2015 Quickdraw
• Best in Show/Artist's Choice Award, Paint Snow Hill 2015
• First Place in 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 2013
• Art League of Alexandria, VA annual show "'Scapes", 2010 and 2011

Current Shows and Galleries
"Cuba" - Crystal Moll Gallery 2016
"Cuba" - Studio B Gallery, Easton MD
"Best of 2014" - Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD
"Plein Air 2014" - Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD
"Small/Large Works" 2015 - Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD
"Either Fish or Fowl" 2015 Annapolis Maritime Museum
"6" Squared" - Randy Higbee Gallery, CA
Short Dog Studios, Ephrata PA
Daily Paintworks,

Brazier Gallery, Richmond, VA
Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, VA
Mat About You, Ellicott City, MD

Growing up with a father who was a commericial artist, painter, interior designer and all around "Renaissance man", art was always a part of my life. I received a BFA in Communication Arts and Design. Most of my working career has been as a graphic designer, first working for Grafik Communications in Alexandria VA, before starting my own graphic design business, Bathe Design which has been successful for over twenty years. Fast forward after raising two kids, taking care my elderly parents and losing my husband to cancer, my partner Bill presented me with an easel and oil paints for Christmas in 2008. The paints remained unopened for a year before I finally signed up for my first oil painting class. Since that first day I have never looked back, oil painting had become my new "art". Beth studied oil painting at the Art League of Alexandria, and apprenticed under Edward "Ted" Reed for several years. When I first started painting I just thought it was something I'd like to do. I loved studying, practicing, watching my paintings evolve. I also started to evolve. Artist David Leffel states that "Painting is like an interlocking set of relationships -- color, edges, values, thick and thin, etc. Life is the same. Everything is interrelated." I love the way that painting has become such a large part of my life. I now see the world through the eyes of a painter, and it is a beautiful, bright world indeed.