My paintings are an exploration of the emotional response to action. I paint the canvases flat on the table or floor, working from various directions until an orientation emerges organically. Highlighting the relationship between cause and effect, I draw from personal interactions and experiences. I approach the canvas instinctively, building layers of paint followed by scraping and dissolving those same layers until an emotion or reaction emerges leading me to build new layers back into the work. Form, figure and color are harnessed through daily meditation and transposed onto the canvas. My creation and use of color is intuitive and the placement of such hues on the canvas evokes a visceral reaction.
After attending Barnard College in NYC and working in finance, Bethany relocated to Connecticut where she currently resides with her husband and three children.