Bethany is inspired by texture, which is why she gravitates towards working with different types of wood. Her paintings and whimsical images become an outlet where she develops a story and the rest is open for wonder. She tends to display graphic design elements in much of her art and likes to experiment with different techniques with paints, papers, plaster, hand-carved stamps and other objects. Each piece Bethany creates is a slice of self-expression pie from finding the beauty in knobby wood to giving a quirky personality to a simple animal. Sometimes the outcome is planned and other times it just unfolds, but she knows when it’s just as it should be.