Beth Heart is a well-traveled, award winning, published poet, multimedia visual artist, talented photographer and formally-trained graphic designer from Spokane, Washington. Over the course of her illustrious career, she has created countless art pieces utilizing multiple disciplines and inspired by numerous artistic influences. Beth lists her primary influences and favorite artists as Van Gogh, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, Monet, Seurat, Manet, Dr. Seuss, Walt Disney, Titian, and others.
She is best known for her Pointillism style pieces. French Artists Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism. Like her predecessors, Beth uses a 3 step process. Unlike her predecessors, she uses bold gem tone colors and metallic paints that cause highlights to trick the eye. Her pieces utilize ink, acrylic, and watercolor to create rich, deep texture to enhance her eye-tricking Pointillism effects.
Her work is inspired. Aside from the technical excellence of applying sometimes-subtle, sometimes-dramatic transitions and gradients at the appropriate places in her work, her paintings feature a “Near-Far” effect; throwing all the tiny details up close into sharp relief, yet appearing to have softer, floating elements, and dimensional aspects from a distance.
She has been a regularly featured artist at wineries and store galleries and her paintings routinely hang in art galleries all over the Inland Northwest region each month