WV Artist on Display: Semi Abstract w/ Rich Color!

Meet Beth Humphreys, our WV Artist on Display for the month of June. She loves the infinitely rich and beautiful diversity of our visual world and uses acrylic paint and mediums to create textures and transparencies to build up colors and layers. Her paintings are semi-abstract with rich color and diverse graphic elements. She describes it as having a physical presence with tactile qualities and relief surfaces. Born in a military family, Beth traveled a lot but mostly grew up in Maryland and graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She spent some time working at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. and enjoyed the area’s art museums. Beth’s mother’s family is from Lewisburg, and after her father’s death, she moved here to help her mother. This life transition afforded Beth with time to return to painting and develop her own artistic style.

Beth says her paintings seek to express the fleeting moods and quiet tones involved in every day life experience and meditations. She tells us, “I like to explore different aspects of the interaction of color and surface and often incorporate mixed-media elements” She says each subtle nuance or variation or surface, color, design, and arrangement can evoke a mood, stir a memory, or inspire thought. Learn more about Beth with our Q&A. Learn how she developed her own visual style, what advice she has for other artists, and how you can connect with her!

How do you describe your palette?

Wide open! I love all colors and their many ranges and values. The variations and combinations are infinite and beautiful. I have worked with a wide variety of color palettes, even black and white monochromes.

How do you find your inspiration?

I am inspired by the whole rich and beautiful visual world with its ever-changing moods and reflections. Taking time to really look and meditate on the quiet beauty around us provides boundless inspiration.

What is your favorite piece(s) you’ve made and why?

There are favorites of different types. Some evoke emotions of a certain time frame. Some are achievements of particular challenges or commissions. The current work is sometimes the favorite by being in the moment. And the next future project has unlimited potential!

What advice do you have for other artists?

Trust your own vision! There can be as many artful expressions as there are people in the world and they are all valid. Let your mind’s eye explore and play; your instincts can show you your path. Just make art, the world needs it.

How can our readers purchase your pieces?

My paintings are on view at the WV Fine Artisans Gallery, located in Lewisburg, on E. Washington St, beside the Greenbrier Valley Theatre. The gallery’s website is wvfineartisans.com. To contact me, please email me at bethhumphreyspaintings@gmail.com.

– HashtagWV #114. June 2019.

Submit a Comment

[ssba]

Back to the Music w/ Lewisburg City Paper this September!

Back into the Music w/ HashtagWV this September! - It’s back to the music w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this September. Susanna Robinson features Warner Music School: from humble beginnings to true love and more.  Other big stories include Wild Cuisine at the West Virginia Roadkill Cookoff, Freshwater Folk Festival, an interview with Carlene Carter, Highway Queen by Jason Scott, and so much more! […]

Stay Updated w/ HashtagWV!

Want to stay updated with the paper or thinking about advertising? Sign up today for the latest HASHTAGWV monthly newsletter!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg, WV

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV! - Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting. Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ […]

"Over the last 10 years, we have tried several avenues for advertising. Beyond a doubt, our greatest return has been through HASHTAGWV. Whether it be in the HASHTAGWV print edition, or online, our customers, both locals and tourists, really do look for this media form to be in tune with what’s going on in the area and for destination shopping. Advertising with LBSPY (now HASHTAG) has unequivocally been a great asset for our business!" - Craig Miller w/ Serenity Now Outfitters. Ad rates start at just $20! Click here for MEDIA KIT  

LBMEDIAKIT
LBSPY-Testimonials1
Patrick4CMPLTshrp "LBSPY is the best thing that has happened in Greenbrier County since I have been here for seven years. Maybe the whole state.... a first class operation and a lot of hard work," Patrick O'Flaherty (pictured above), The Irish Pub, Lewisburg, WV

Donating = Loving

HashtagWV remains D.I.Y. in nature and it takes hundreds of hours a month to research and write, and thousands of dollars to sustain. If you find any joy and value in it, please consider making a one time or recurring monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee at The Wild Bean and a good dinner at Food & Friends
Adam DeGraff "LB Spy always has their finger on the pulse of this community!" - Adam Degraff (pictured above), (The Weight/ The Dueling Fiddlers / Pianafiddle)

Instagram

  • #repost Thank you Larry Davis and Hashtag WV for featuring Sheen: Project AR for Education in the recent article!
I'll be doing a second demo of the Augmented Reality app at the FreshWater Folk Festival in White Sulphur Springs! See you there!
•
#SheenAR
#ProjectAR #whitesulphursprings #gotowv #simplygbv #igers_of_wv #wv_igers #freshwaterfolkfest
  • Reading Janine’s article in front of Janine. #mydogandi
...
#lewisburg #lewisburgwv #gotowv #igers_of_wv #wv_igers #simplygbv #greenbriercounty #janinelazarus #dogcolumn #goodladd #dogtraining101 #dogtrainingtips
  • Carlene Carter, Highway Queen! Check out the interview by @thejasonscott w/ @bsidesbadlands Carlene performs @carnegiehallwv this September!
...
#lewisburg #lewisburgwv #gotowv #igers_of_wv #wv_igers #carlenecarter #johnnycash #junecarter #carterfamily #jasonscott #bsidesbadlands #countrymusicsinger #carnegiehall

Follow Us!

LBSPY ARTICLES

Wonder How HashtagWV Remains Free?

WONDER HOW HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER REMAINS FREE? - Wondering how Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper gets published and distributed FREE every month in-print and online? Do we have wealthy parents or did one of us seduce a millionaire? No. Are we financed by bank loans or grant money? Nope, not that either. Until we hit it BIG in the lotto, every issue of HASHTAGWV comes […]

BEHIND HASHTAG

HASHTAG WV
P.O. Box 744
Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901
info@hashtagwv.com

TESTIMONIAL

"Here at WHEN PIGS FLY BBQ, we get the most return advertising with LBSPY. New customers tell us all the time how they see our ad. They then come see us!" - Mike and Kellen, owners of When Pigs Fly BBQ, Lewisburg, WV.
"Christina, Thank you so much for the cover and the ARTICLE. Your LBSPY is fantastic! We hope to grow this ride and other sports events in our area. Your magazine will do this. Again thank you from everyone in the GVBike club. Come ride with us sometime." - Janice Centa

WE ARE YOUR SOURCE!

LBSPY is a free, full color arts and entertainment tabloid dedicated to providing useful information in the areas of Greenbrier County, Pocahontas County, parts of Alleghany County, and more. We distribute 7,000, full color issues every month.

WE ARE ENGAGED!

We are engaged in promoting local music, arts, events, dining, and shopping. We reach our audience where they live, eat, shop, drink, play, and fill up their gas tank. BEHIND THE SPY

TESTIMONIAL

"LBSPY is the best thing that has happened in Greenbrier County since I have been here for seven years. Maybe the whole state.... a first class operation and a lot of hard work," Patrick O'Flaherty, owner @ The Irish Pub