Beth was born and educated in Melbourne, Australia going on to become a leading wedding and function coordinator in the flower industry. While running two florist and interior shops and teaching students the art of wedding work, a bride's request to paint her wedding bouquet lead Beth down the path of botanical painting.
Retiring and becoming a student of the Jenny Phillips Botanical Art School of Melbourne opened a new world, challenging her to put her knowledge of plants and flowers into painting. Many mixed and solo exhibitions at Villa Mulberry followed.
Beth's work is represented in Victorian Government House Florilegium, now kept at the State Library of Victoria. Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney Floreligiam painting was gifted along with a collection of painters works in the living collection of royal botanic gardens and domain trust and is held in the Daniel Solander Library in the National Herbarium of New South Wales. This collection is being taken for display by Shirley Sherwood for exhibition in the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom.
Beth has also been represented many times in the Australian National Diary. Her work is found in private collections in Australia, the United States, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Continuing her desire towards contemporary botanical art, she strives to show the whole story within her paintings in a modern approach. Her love of composition and the more unusual, opens a neverending enjoyment of the world around.
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