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Beth Kaylor Brunner works only in acrylics on 2” cradled Gessobord. Gardening and art are two of her passions and she is drawn to the variety, color and shape of the flowers that grow in her garden. Late afternoon light or brilliant morning light, create the most amazing highlights and shadows, which work well with her colorist style.
Beth’s career in art has been building since her childhood in Palmyra, PA, where she painted with her father and took lessons from a local artist. She continued to pursue her art with a degree from Millersville University. Beth has been a free-lance artist, creating a children’s book and logos while living in Oklahoma and New Hampshire. She taught art education in California, Oklahoma and New Hampshire, finishing her last 23 years of teaching in Lititz, PA. She currently resides in Lititz, where she has her studio. She has been the president of the Lititz Art Association for the past eight years and has chaired the Lititz Outdoor Fine Art Show for the last nine years.
For Beth, painting is the one moment when time is suspended and the world falls away. When a painting is going well it flows smoothly onto the canvas and the process is effortless. And then there are those moments that what you are really searching for hangs just beyond your reach whether it’s the right brush stroke or just the right color. Attaining that enigmatic quality of color and light as the painting reaches completion is what the journey is all about.
Her work is in collections across the United States, and Panama. To purchase a painting go to the Shop page, or by appointment at her Lititz, Pennsylvania studio.
2022 - Wrap It Up, Group Show, Square Pear Gallery, Kennett Square, PA, Nov 11 - Jan 8
2022 - Beautiful Blossoms, Group Show, Square Pear Gallery, Kennett Square, PA
2021 - 2nd Place Oil/Acrylics - Lititz Outdoor Fine Art Show, Lititz,PA
2019 - Solo Show - Aug 2 - Aug 28 at AK Interiors, Lancaster, PA
2019 - Solo Show - Jan 15 - Apr 15 at RPLS Architects, Lancaster, PA
2018 - Oil Painting Workshop with Kim Myers Smith, Lancaster, PA
2017 - Furious Florals with Melanie Morris, Greenboro, SC
2017 - 3rd Place Fine Art, New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival
2017 - Solo Show - Zion Lutheran Church, East Petersburg, PA
2017 - Solo Show - February - Lititz Public Library, Lititz, PA
2015 - Solo Show - Willow Valley, Lancaster, PA
2015 - Solo Show - Moravian Manor, Lititz, PA
2014 to Present - President of the Lititz Art Association
2013 - Solo Show - UZRC Gallery, Lititz, PA
2013 - Warwick Art Dept Faculty Show, Lititz, PA
1990 - 2013 - Art Educator, Warwick School District, Lititz, PA
1987 - 1990 - Art Educator and Freelance Artist, New Hampshire
1986 - 1987 - Art Educator, Enid, Oklahoma
1983 - 1986 - Freelance Artist, Oklahoma
1973 - 1979 - Art Educator, Lancaster, PA
1973 - BFA - Millersville University, Millersville, PA