36 x 31cm
Miss Concordia
14" x 12 1/4", acrylic, 2009

Every once in a while, somebody comes along that puts a smile on my face. Beth is one of those individuals. She is a delightful person to meet and a wonderful subject to paint. When I saw her wearing her mouse tuque for the very first time, I knew that was how I wanted to paint her. When she came dresssed in plaid pants and a long wine colored winter coat with floral designs to the posing session, I knew that I had something special. As I began talking to her, I discovered someone that was more than just a stylish dresser.

Beth has one of the most creative minds I have ever seen. There is more to her than meets the eye. "People who know me outside of the context of school can often be misled into thinking that I am mostly an artistic person. My educational roots are set in science, my recreational roots are set in the arts, and my personal roots are set in the spiritual", Beth says. After witnessing her brilliant performance as Gianetta in Gilbert and Sullivan's, The Gondoliers, I don't blame people for thinking that she is mostly an artistic person. If she is equally dedicated and talented in those other aspects of her life, the sky's the limit.