The Artist
Beth Carvers paintings are filled with light and color capturing the essence of spirit, character and motion to celebrate life with honesty, sensitivity and humanity. All of her paintings are products of her own mind, her eyes and her hands. She prepares her own gallery wrap canvas and canvas panels. Beth’s creative ideas and inspirations come through quiet observation and contemplation of life around her. Then she visualizes what is needed to bring form to what is in her imagination.

Beth collects props and models and selects locations from photo sessions. She also uses models to pose for drawings. Her traditional classic training provides the technical competence which allows her to express ideas and to speak with an artistic voice.

Live models were a part of Beth’s early training in New York City at the National Academy and the Art Student League and the Ducret School of the Arts in New Jersey. As a studio convenience Beth now uses slides and a rearview projector with a black box to view her photos. The photos are not used for reproduction, rather, they are used as a tool to provide points of reference supporting the execution of the work flow from her imagination and memory. This is the way, with joyous colors and loose brushwork, she captures the essential character and gestures to create her own unique paintings.

Patrons, whose emotions are stirred by the joy she reflects in all her work, ask her what inspires her and how she achieves the impact they feel. She tells them that her inspiration was the result of an epiphany she experienced on the beach of Melbourne, Florida, where she was meditating the impending death of her father. She became aware of a big, older woman playing in the surf like a child, whose exuberant joy lifted Beth's spirits. From that time forward, Beth's paintings were centered on the precious simple joys of living, and she uses all the skills of her muse to make the viewer feel the warmth of the sun and the coolness of the sea like the touch of a friend or relative bringing love and happiness.

Beth and Calyx

Feature Articles:
La Vie Claire Magazine
Claire Murray's Art of Living

Advanced Studies:
John C. Traynor - Contemporary Landscape, Portraiture, and Still Life Artist
Jon Houghton Portrait Artist

Academic Credentials:
Ducret School of the Arts, New Jersey. Graduated Cum
Laude, 1973
Art Student League, New York City. Oil Painting – Portraiture. Daniel Greene, 1975.
National Academy, New York City. Oil Painting – Drawing. Harvey Dinnerstein, 1975. Earned Louis LaBeaume Memorial Prize Student Award, 1976.
Burt Silverman, New York City. Watercolor – Drawing, 1976.

Associate Member Oil Painters of America.
Associate Member Allied Artists

Awards & Exhibitions:
The Pastel Society of America Ninth Annual Exhibition, NYC, 1981 Won the Stu-Art and Swan Pencil Company Robert Simmons Award.

Catherine Lorrilard Wolfe Art Club 85th Annual Exhibition, NYC 1981.

The Artist Magazine, Finalist out of 2,200 entries 1995 Dream Studio Competition, August Issue.

The American Artist Professional League, Inc. 67th Grand National Exhibition. Salmagundi Club, NYC, November, 1997.

Christopher Gallery, Cohasset, MA presents First Eastern and Southern Regional and Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America, October 18 – November 8, 1997.

Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ presents American Women Artist, January 5-17, 1998. Won Zaplin-Lambert Gallery Award.

Received honors at the American Women Artists Juried Exhibition at Total Arts Gallery, Taos, New Mexico, April 17 – 19, 1999.

Awarded “Best of Show” by David Ebitz, Director of Ringling Museum of Arts at The 24th Annual Sarasota National Fine Arts Show. January 8 – 9, 2000.

American Women Artists Show Invitational at Nedra Matteucci Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 2 – 22, 2000.

American Women Artists Show in Sorrento Italy, Sept. 20 – Oct. 8, 2000.

American Women Artist 2001, Fourth Annual Competition Exhibit at Contemporary SouthWest Galleries. May 30 – June 14, 2001. “Hot Tomatoes” o/c 30X40

Recipient of many other honors and awards at the most competitive and prestigious juried outdoor visual art shows.

One Woman Shows:

Dimensions Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
“Tropical Romantic Paintings by Beth Carver.” 1988

Brazier Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia
“Reflections of Ballet.” 1996

Brazier Fine Art, Richmond Virginia
“Walk Through Life.” December 2000

Teaching Experience:
Instructor at Ted Goerschner School of Art
Summer Session at Point Pleasant, New Jersey. 1974

Instructor at Vero Beach Center for the Arts, Museum School
Vero Beach, Florida. 1991 to 1994

How Did You Paint That?
100 Ways to Paint People & Figures Vol 2
Published by International Artist.

Greetings from the Shore, self published hard cover coffee table book

Women and The Sea, coffee table book, Claire Murry Publications, Copywrite 2009

Corporate Commissions:
Northwest Memorial Hospital, Chicago - Oil / Canvas, 65 x 43
Beach Ball Follies International, Delivered to Hospital in 2009
Art in Public Places, Volusia County, FL, two 24ft. Triptych Oil Paintings
displayed at the Ocean Center, Daytona Beach FL. Delivered in 2010

© Beth Carver Art 2011