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Lanterns Over Eastern Ave.

Oil on Canvas Painting of Colored Lanterns Over Eastern Ave
36 inches x 48 inches oil on canvas 2018

Graffiti Girl

oil painting of a young woman standing in front of a grafittied wall
36 inches x 48 inches oil on linen 2018

Fayette and Highland

Oil painting of a strip Mall
30 inches x 40 inches oil on canvas 2018

The Bath House

oil painting of a free-standing structure that houses restrooms in Canton Waterfront Park
30 inches x 40 inches oil on canvas 2018

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About Beth-Ann

Baltimore City - Highlandtown A&E District

Beth-Ann Wilson (American, b. Copiague, NY 1983, lives and works in Baltimore, MD) received her BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art (2005).  Wilson is a painter, gallery owner, entrepreneur, and community activist. Wilson's art focuses on expressive portraiture and natural landscapes inspired by the places she has traveled to and explored. Owning Night Owl Gallery has allowed her to work on projects that bring the community together, encourage homeowners to invest in the... more

Fire Island

These pieces are from my artist residency on Fire Island in NY from September 1 - September 15, 2018. My focus was on painting to capture and interpret the changing weather and the affect it has on the landscape.

  • Salt Marsh Creek

    Salt Marsh Creek framed oil on canvas 16 x 20 “I've dreamed a green night to dazzling snows, kisses slowly rising to the eyelids of the sea, unknown saps flowing, and the yellow and blue rising of phosphorescent songs.” ―Arthur Rimbaud
  • Salt Marsh Pool

    painting of a salt marsh
    Salt Marsh Pool + Salt Marsh Pool framed oil on canvas 16 x 20 “The luminous grasses, and the merry sun In the grave sky; the sparkle far and wide,” ―Emma Lazarus
  • Brackish Reflection

    oil painting of a salt marsh
    framed oil on canvas 16 x 20 “Light summer clouds fantastical as sleep Changing unnoted while I gazed thereon.” ―Emma Lazarus
  • Turnaround

    oil painting of a moody sky and tracks in a dirt road
    Turnaround framed oil on canvas SOLD 16 x 20 “The clouds have seen it all, in the dark they pass over the graves of the forgotten and they don't cry or whisper. ” ― Philip Levine
  • To The Edge of The Dune (Cloudy Sunrise)

    Painting of  a cloudy sunrise on Fire Island
    To The Edge of the Dune (cloudy sunrise) + To The Edge of the Dune (cloudy sunrise) framed oil on canvas 16 x 20 “I saw the sun with mystic horrors darken And shimmer through a violet haze; With a shiver of shutters the waves fell Like actors in ancient, forgotten plays!” ―Arthur Rimbaud
  • Volatility (Heavy Sky)

    oil painting of a moody sky at the beach
    framed oil on canvas 16 x 20 “I, for my part, when the wind sings loud in its might, I bid it hush---nor awaken again the storm” ―Edith Nesbit
  • The Weekenders

    painting of folks in a marina on a boat
    The Weekenders framed acrylic on canvas 11 x 14 “And bid them rest safe-anchored, nor tempt again The tumult, and torment, and passion that live in the sea?” ―Edith Nesbit
  • Table for 2

    painting of an older couple dining out
    framed acrylic on canvas 11 x 14 “Love is never easy going Always there's complicated fact With every step showing Some on to a lost tract Yesterday were much of clouds Of every its coming hour Among the lonely crowds In the gloomy coldness shower” ― Peter S. Quinn
  • Just Before Sunset

    painting of boats on a shore
    framed oil on canvas SOLD 11 x 14 “And twilight comes with grey and restful eyes, As ashes follow flame. But O! I heard a voice from those rich skies Call tenderly my name; It was as if some priestly fingers stole In benedictions o'er my lonely soul.” ―Emily Pauline Johnson
  • A Congregation of Vapors

    a painting of boats under a vast cloudy sky
    framed oil on canvas SOLD 11 x 14 “While the sun is peeping Through some cloud-hole And Glancing from above” ―Susanta Pattnayak

Fire Island II

These pieces are from my artist residency on Fire Island in NY from September 1 - September 15, 2018. My focus was on painting to capture and interpret the changing weather and the affect it has on the landscape.

  • Anticipation

    woman on a ferry
    oil on canvas 11 x 14 “Who is this lady in the rain? Always like a shadow Walking to somewhere in drain Because she must go Is she a lover of someone? Around the next street Someone whom might be gone When she comes in her wet feet” ― Peter S. Quinn
  • Low Horizon (Crest of the Dune)

    Blue Sky
    oil on canvas 11 x 14 “A bright sunny day After days of incessant rain When thin silvery clouds pass leisurely Wind is also in no hurry” ―Susanta Pattnayak
  • Cross-Cast (Cool Dune)

    Dune that is in shadow
    oil on canvas 11 x 14 “Footsteps on a sandy shore Are they the ones from me before?” ―Jim O’Donnell
  • Off Duty

    lifeguard station on a deserted beach
    oil on canvas 11 x 14 “I seem to hear a bar of music float And swoon into the west; My ear can scarcely catch the whispered note,” ― Emily Pauline Johnson
  • Atmospheric Distortion (Twilight on the Beach)

    sunset on the beach
    framed oil on canvas 30 x 40 “To-night the west o’er-brims with warmest dyes; Its chalice overflows With pools of purple coloring the skies, Aflood with gold and rose;” ― Emily Pauline Johnson
  • Erosion

    Erosion on a beach
    framed oil on canvas 16 x 20 “In the evenings, as I drink a last toast to what is no more, And to what never was. I will dream no more dreams but my own.” ―Patti Masterman

The Enchantments

I successfuly crowd-funded a cross-country trip that culminated in backpacking for a week in The Enchantments region of Washington State. These paintings were created in the studio upon return from the trip. Many of the paintings were awarded as "perks" for contributing to my campaign.

  • Alpenglow

    11x14 oil on canvas 2018 “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Aasgard Mirror

    11x14 oil on canvas 2018 “Walking: it hits you at first like an immense breathing in the ears. You feel the silence as if it were a great fresh wind blowing away clouds. There’s the silence of woodland. Clumps and groves of trees form shifting, uncertain walls around us. We walk along existing paths, narrow winding strips of beaten earth. We quickly lose our sense of direction. That silence is tremulous, uneasy. Then there’s the silence of tough summer afternoon walks across the flank of a mountain, stony paths, exposed to an uncompromising sun.” ― Frédéric Gros
  • Pass Reflection

    11x14 oil on canvas 2018 “Some of us are drawn to mountains the way the moon draws the tide. Both the great forests and the mountains live in my bones. They have taught me, humbled me, purified me and changed me.” ― Joan Halifax
  • Through The Looking Glass

    11x14 oil on canvas 2018 “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
  • Still Water Reflection

    11x14 oil on canvas 2018 “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ― Henry David Thoreau
  • Morning Glow

    11x14 oil on canvas 2018 “Throw a stone into the stream and the ripples that propagate themselves are the beautiful type of all influence.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Looking Forward, Looking Back

    11x14 oil on vanvas 2018 “We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” ― Henry David Thoreau
  • View From Above

    18x24 oil on canvas 2018 sold “The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Buddha of the Boards

    11x14 oil on canvas 2018 “Should humans conquer the mountain or should they wish for the mountain to possess them?” ― Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss
  • Matchstick Men

    11x14 oil on canvas 2018 “The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spain Series

I love to travel and find a great deal of artistic inspiration in being somewhere that is unfamiliar. I savor the uncanny.

I take hundred of photographs and sort through them when I get home. Using snapshots as photographic references I can relive the journey.

My travel paintings are postcards to myself.

Scotland Series

My first series inspired by travel.

Scotland was very romantic and I really tried to capture the moodiness of the skies and the restlessness of the country-side. Scotland, to me, was peaceful yet uneasy... like a graveyard.

Grandma's House

This was by far the most emotional series of paintings I have ever painted. All of the images are painted from snapshots from the hundreds, maybe thousands, of pictures I took of my grandmother's house after she passed away.

The once vibrant household where we would spend Thanksgivings and Christmases and countless summer's nights laughing and eating and being filled with merriment was now a tomb. Every object a relic that reminded me of her and how all I really had left were those memories.

In my snapshots I attempted to document and distill what was left. In my paintings I attempted to keep those moments alive. But in the months after her passing they couldn't help but to reflect my sadness and grief.

Grandma's House II

More paintings from the same series described above.

The once vibrant household where we would spend Thanksgivings and Christmases and countless summer's nights laughing and eating and being filled with merriment was now a tomb. Every object a relic that reminded me of her and how all I really had left were those memories.

In my snapshots I attempted to document and distill what was left. In my paintings I attempted to keep those moments alive. But in the months after her passing they couldn't help but to reflect my sadness and grief.

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