I have played with clay, grown up in oils, been frustrated with acrylics, intrigued with colored pencils, fallen in love with an ebony black pencil, dabbled in watercolor and wound up scratching with a piece of precious metal and playing with molten glass.
My pieces are heavily influenced by the flow of nature and the flowers that I enjoy growing. As I have grown as an artist I look more and more for character in a piece. Duplication has become less important than the stimulation of interesting lines.
I enjoy the challenge each new piece brings and the discovery of new techniques. I hope you enjoy my interpretations of nature.
Beth Hanna was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1970 to two very creative and supportive parents. Most of Beth’s childhood was spent outdoors developing a strong love for the natural world and its creatures which is evident in many of her art works. Throughout her life, Beth was immersed in the arts and found herself influenced by a multitude of artists who were concerned about the beauty as well as the quality of their work; artists who were focused not only on the ‘why’ of their work but also the science of the ‘how.’
While attending Kansas State University, Beth earned two B.F.A’s – one in Ceramics and one in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making. After graduating, Beth delved into more mediums of art such as glass, painting and sculpture which allowed Beth the freedom not to be confined by only one medium, but continuously expand upon her love of creativity and learning. Her love of creativity is so great, she returned to Kansas State University to earn her Master’s in Education and currently teaches art at Shawnee Heights High School.
Beth currently lives and creates in Tecumseh, KS
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909 N. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66608