Meet Beth Verheyden, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!
Believing that a painting should reflect emotion and movement, Beth tries to convey a sense that the viewer is taking part in something that’s happening at the moment — allmost like you’re walking into the painting and are taking part in it. You find yourself getting caught up in the feel of the wind, the thump of the dancer’s foot, or the sounds of the musician.
Beth’s paintings have won numerous awards at the state, national and international levels, including Best of Show at Northwest Watercolor Society’s Waterworks Exhibit 2013. They hang in personal and corporate collections around the United States, as well as Maryhill Museum in Washington. She is a Signature Member of Northwest Watercolor Society, an associate member of National Watercolor Society and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.
Beth is an active member of Watercolor Society of Oregon, currently serving as Past President. She also serves on the Board of Mt. Hood Art Online. Her paintings “Chasing Vista” and 1946 are featured in North Light Publishing’s “Splash 17 and 21, The Best of Watercolor”.
A newspaper reporter covering one of Beth’s watercolor workshops, described her this way, “Watching Beth paint is like watching ballet. With effortless strokes honed by years of experience and heaps of talent, a scene appears on paper that evokes the emotion, colors, and atmosphere of the landscape.”
Beth has been teaching watercolor in her Boring, Oregon studio for the past 25 years, and teaches workshops around the state of Oregon regularly. If asked what she enjoys the most, she’ll always say, “successfully capturing the emotion of my subject. Not what it looks like; what it feels like.”
Past President: Watercolor Society of Oregon
Signature Membership: Northwest Watercolor Society
Associate Memberships: National Watercolor Society
Western Federation of Watercolor Societies
Professional Membership: Watercolor Society of Oregon
Publications: Splash 17, North Light Publishing
Splash 21, North Light Publishing
Hey Beth, congratulations on this article and about ‘1946’, a fantastic and dynamic airplane painting! Now I know where your love for planes comes from! This refresh fond memories of meeting you at the WSO conference and workshop! All the very best!
Moving watercolor painting, I like it. It’s great.
Wow! I just joined, and there you were! So delightful to catch-up on your recent paintings, your continued direction, and your latest honors. Your lessons have entered my soul.
These are very impressive painting of motion! Just beautiful!