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.