Congratulations to Tatyana Robberts for receiving Best of Show for her oil painting Clear Day. The GEAG Gateway to Art virtual exhibit and sale runs through the end of the year. View winners and all art entries here:
Artist of the Month - Beth Meier
As a child I watched my mother paint beautiful landscapes and still lifes, her inspiration lead me to pursue art. In the 1990's I began taking craft and art classes, and workshops after joining GEAG in 1999. Pastel is my favorite medium but I also like watercolor, colored pencil and acrylic. Currently, I'm the Workshop Chairman for the Guild, and have art at the Tiadaghton House in Lebanon, Illinois.
I believe a creative designer observes the world with sensitivity, absorbing images of the beauty of nature. I take this inspiration, give it form and originality so others may also experience and enjoy that beauty. Having always liked gardening, I became a Master Gardener through the U of IL Extension. Like Monet I feel a great connection between gardening and art.
A line from the song "The Rose" is my inspiration to continue, "Its a dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance."