Beth Nilges-Nehamkin: Metamorphosis

Artist’s Reception: Friday, October 8, 6-8 p.m. Art receptions are free events, open to the public. Meet the artist and enjoy wine & light refreshments.

Beth Nilges-Nehamkin is a 1976 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, where she majored in printmaking.

Artist’s Statement: “My teacher, Carol Cassill, gave me the support, guidance, and freedom to grow and develop my own artistic language. My main influences for my art come from nature, poetry, and spiritual readings. Sketchbooks have always played an important role in the evolution of my art. From nature comes a spirituality and inner vision.

Many of the flora and fauna in my paintings have been inspired by twenty-one annual trips to St. John in the United States Virgin Islands, where over the years I filled a sketchbook with paintings which later found their way into subsequent larger paintings.

My work is intuitive and spontaneously done. I work until the spiritual journey is complete and the vision is revealed. This is often a long journey, with much detail involved. Dots of color play a major role. They are the life-beat I hear from within, each dot an essential single note in the symphony of the whole piece.”

Beth’s work has been shown extensively at galleries and juried art shows in northeast Ohio, California, and U.S.V.I. for the past 46 years, winning many awards.

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