Artist Beth Bathe to give a painting demonstration using water mixable oil colors at SMAL’s January 16th membership meeting.

Beth Bathe, an artist residing in Lancaster, PA, earned a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and after a long career as a graphic designer, she now pursues painting full time. Primarily painting in oil en plein air since 2013, she participates in more than 10 high-profile competitions from Maine to Washington State a year. Her paintings have won numerous awards and honors, and Beth was a featured artist in the 2018 February/March issue of PleinAir Magazine. Beth is highly influenced by American Regionalist painter Andrew Wyeth.

Curiosity about the medium Beth works is often the first question of many viewers. Is it watercolor, is it oil? Beth’s answer: “somewhat both.” She works with water mixable oil colors in a limited tonalist palette, using both brushes and unconventional tools.

Beth teaches classes and leads workshops at her studio, Short Dog Studio, where she shares her space with her photographer partner and two cardigan welsh corgis.

For more information about Beth and her painting technique and to view her art, visit