Ann Shelton Beth
In my paintings, I hope
to capture that unseen quality in the landscape, the element
that shapes how one might feel about a place. I try to see the
truth about the landscape in the dynamic present. In that moment,
I'm painting the changing light, shadows, reflections, and weather,
all within the constant of stillness.
As artists, we do our best to translate the scene in front of
us, sometimes changing a shape here and there without compromising
the elements of the whole so much that the painting's place becomes
So, in the end, we use a fluid, dynamic process to come
up with a fixed representation of time--how this comes together--dynamism
and stillness--is always a mystery to me.