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Beth Johnston

Beth Johnston Fine Art

Coventry, RI

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Rhode Island artist Beth Johnston conveys the beautiful balance of light and shadow in her landscape, still life, and figurative paintings. She captures the subtleties of how the time of day, temperature, and the source of light can alter the appearance of an object or landscape. Because of her love of light, many of her works are simple compositions where the focus is on conveying the effects of atmospheric conditions, sunlight or artificial light sources.

Beth enjoys the challenges of creating representational paintings of many diverse subject matter. Her figurative work sometimes captures the attitudes, emotions, and body language of her subjects, or may depict their place in nature, at home or as part of the universe. Living in “the ocean state”, the colors, shapes and patterns formed by water are also captured in many of her paintings. Beth’s education and training in the sciences provides a foundation for understanding and accurately capturing the anatomy of her human figures or structures in nature. Study at the Rhode Island School of Design reinforces that foundation.

Beth credits old masters and 21st century artists in helping to develop her unique art work. The influences of Caravaggio and Vermeer’s lighting and Chardin’s still lifes of everyday objects can be seen in her paintings. She also looks to living artists Kim English and Colley Whisson who are masters at communicating the colors of shadows, and Steve Huston for his energetic figure paintings. Study at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Cape School of Art and workshops with contemporary masters of light and shadow has laid the foundation for Beth to define her own style in her oil paintings.

Website: http://BethJohnstonArt.com
Blog: http://BethJohnstonArt.Blogspot.com

 

Morning Dune 5 by Beth Johnston

 

Morning Dune 3 by Beth Johnston

 

Morning Dune 2 by Beth Johnston

 

Morning Dune 4 by Beth Johnston

 

Morning Dune 1 by Beth Johnston

 

Beach Rose by Beth Johnston

 

Diving Lessons by Beth Johnston

 

The Final Push by Beth Johnston

 

Sara One by Beth Johnston

 

Katie in the Pool by Beth Johnston

 

The Rancher by Beth Johnston

 

Holding on by Beth Johnston

 

Chopsticks by Beth Johnston

 

Surfing by Beth Johnston

 

Soft Kitty by Beth Johnston

 

Belgian Shepherd by Beth Johnston

 

A Warm Spot on the Rug by Beth Johnston

 

Warm Kitty by Beth Johnston

 

One Pear by Beth Johnston

 

Three Red Pears by Beth Johnston

 

Blue Glass by Beth Johnston

 

Three Peaches by Beth Johnston

 

Three Calla Lilies by Beth Johnston

 

Oranges in a Glazed Bowl by Beth Johnston

 

Pink Calla Lilies by Beth Johnston

 

Hydrangea Blossom by Beth Johnston

 

Apple and Copper by Beth Johnston

 

Daisy and Mum by Beth Johnston

 

Marsh in the Mist by Beth Johnston

 

Late Shadows by Beth Johnston

 

Watch Hill Lighthouse by Beth Johnston

 

North Lighthouse by Beth Johnston

 

Gilbert Stuart Homestead by Beth Johnston

 

Beavertail Lighthouse by Beth Johnston

 

Castle Hill Lighthouse by Beth Johnston

 

Pensive in Two Colors by Beth Johnston

 

The Carpenter by Beth Johnston

 

Sara Two by Beth Johnston

 

Rust Patterns by Beth Johnston

 

Two Meters by Beth Johnston

 

Rust and Green by Beth Johnston

 

Three Meters by Beth Johnston

 

Ship Numbers by Beth Johnston

 

Fruit in a Brass Bowl by Beth Johnston

 

Buddies by Beth Johnston

 

Sofa in the Snow by Beth Johnston

 

Gooseneck Loosestrife by Beth Johnston

 

Globe Thistle by Beth Johnston