Last fall Bethany Harper Williams joined the Maine Art Hill family. Her work is a perfect fit for our lovely beach community. She celebrates the summer, the ocean, and the sea with fun and color. This is her first Choice Art Show, and happily shares her reasoning behind her Artist Choice piece, Warm Sand Salty Air.
“I am having fun with the Beach Days series, especially the long horizontal format. It works so well for a long stretch of a sunny beach that feels like it goes on forever,” shares Bethany.
With this series, she is exploring the concept of less is more. Painting figures with simple strokes but still capturing the movement and interaction of the individuals.
“The sand provides an area to have fun with shapes and textures and subtle colors. I enjoy playing with palettes and patterns in the umbrellas and bathing suits,” says Williams. “It creates a lively composition with the figures. As I paint these beachgoers, I imagine scenarios of how they are interacting and enjoying the moment.”
For both artist and viewer, these works bring back warm memories of summers on the beach with family and friends.
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To see more from Bethany Harper Williams and the other fourteen artists from the 7th Annual Choice Art Show in-person visit Shows on Maine Art Hill from June 9 to June 28. We are located at 10 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. The gallery is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. FMI, please call at 207-967-0049 or email at [email protected]. As always you can view the entire show and see the virtual tour by clicking here.7th Annual Choice Art Show.