Beth Andrews

As I pass through mid-life, I have become increasingly aware of my connection to the materials of the earth, to other living things, and to the ancient ones who have gone before me. It is this thread of connection that I explore in my art. In the artwork made for our exhibits, I have painted with encaustics, a medium of beeswax mixed with resin, and with egg tempera for the Icon of Elijah. 

 

I came to art from an unusual background. I went to law school, practiced law, retired, and a few years later, went back to school to study Theology.  While on a 5-day retreat (which my program required), I began painting as a way of observing silence. This was something I had never before done, and I found that I loved it. I have been making art ever since.