About Beth Schwartz
Mixed media is a sandbox without boundaries; my artistic approach is as flexible and diverse as my ideas. I experiment with paint, collage, clay, pencil, photography or whatever else finds its way into my hellaciously messy studio. Insect wings, doll arms, computer innards – anything is fair game. My creative inspiration lies in art history, literature, travel, social issues and found imagery. Occasionally, my background as a physician seeps into my creations.
My sketch pad was a fairly constant companion from late college into my early 30s, until “real” life grew too hectic (career, children, house, etc.). About 15 years ago, I began to create jewelry with polymer clay. Although I mastered many skills, my personal artistic voice was nowhere to be found. Even worse, the perfectionist tendencies required to be a good pathologist crept in, displacing the joy. To change the paradigm, I began to experiment by adding paints, papers and found objects to my repertoire. I was home. The ideas flooded in and continue to do so.
Whether my work is painted on a cradled wood frame, graces an upcycled cigar box or inspires an assemblage, my goal is to create unique art that provokes thought or laughter.
10% of my sales will be donated to Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.* in Baltimore, Maryland. To learn more about this impressive organization, go to https://www.hchmd.org/.
New York City Boston Baltimore, by a simple twist of fate
Literature: unrepentant English major Art History Travel
Proud product of NYC public schools Princeton Harvard
Pathology (think microscope, not autopsy)
Scatter these salient points on a page and draw connecting lines in as many permutations as possible. The resultant irregular web would be a better biography than any linear accounting.
“…. what a long strange trip it’s been” – Robert Hunter/the Grateful Dead
*Health Care for the Homeless and its logo are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of Partner products.