Early on, Bethany developed a real love of painting, and thanks to, “the most incredible art teacher," she went on to graduate
from the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1996.
After taking time to raise her two children, Bethany chose to pursue a Masters Degree in Education. She was finally able to
combine her original love of painting with her newfound passion, teaching.
Bethany takes inspiration from figures, landscapes, old buildings, animals, still lifes. But really any old excuse to put paint
on a canvas will do. She follows no trends and no particular styles, although she does tend toward realism, especially in her watercolor works.