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Beth Cornell - Energy Body , original availableI'm currently working from my home studio, I have a fairly large inventory and am always creating new works of art! Call for an appointment or to schedule an exhibit/show or fill your business' wall space with some interesting vivid fresh ART! I"m accepting commissions. I am currently booking 120 days in advance, thank you for your attention and time.
Born in western Pennsylvania, Beth Cornell was influenced by the local flavors of folk art available there. She was painting gang members jackets and doing business as an 'artist' from age 12. As happens sometimes, the grown ups in her life encouraged her to learn a trade, printing was the trade that Beth learned. She became a press operator, utilizing her skills with color, at the peak of her career she worked for the Department of Defense, Army in Germany. It was at the moment in time life shifted suddenly, she became pregnant with her daughter and could not tolerate the chemicals present in the printing trade. At the same time, she learned of her return to the US due to military PCS.
Beth’s life took many wild turns with the birth of a daughter, the loss of a profession and an intercontinental move that would land her family in the Great Flood of 1993 (St Louis, MO)... she slowly began to make peace with change. Picking up a paint brush for the first time since her stint as gang member jacket painter, she began to express using bold colors and abstract themes. These early paintings were signed BoseC, a name given to her by a girlfriend joking about her bossy nature. Beth would sign her creations BoseC for the next 9 years. Many of those paintings were given as gifts, several were sold, only a few remain and even fewer are available for sale.
Meditation is Beth’s daily practice, themes from her meditation journeys and from visions that she constantly receives had a birth place in the paintings. The paintings became a way to express the inner conflicts and contradictions of life as it is...and to accept it all. The painting allows expression of the immeasurable joy and sorrow that can be found in experiencing life as a human being.
In 2004 Beth began to sign her work with her birth name... slowly building a local following by exhibiting with local businesses, galleries and the First Fridays art walk, Beth’s work gained local recognition.
In 2008, Beth traveled to Los Angeles for the Raw Arts Festival, a festival of self-taught intuitive art that has international acclaim.
Green Ship of Safety to show at West Valley Art Museum's exhibit "Celebrating Art of the West Valley lll" May 16- July 27 2008.
Also in 2008, Beth's art was featured and she was interviewed by Georgina Lane from Fine Art Registry. Late in 2008, Beth's husband suffered a disabling motorcycle accident. During her husband's recovery, everything changed for Beth. She finished her studies and began a holistic alternative medicine practice based on meditation and energetic modalities of body work and creative art therapy. It wasn't until 2010 that Beth began to exhibit her work locally once again, she participated in Via Colori in Glendale and West Valley Arts Councils Floral Showcase.
2011 saw commissions, Coffee Cup Series Local Tour at various coffee shops, and outdoor art events. Beth became involved with EMAG (El Mirage Arts Group) and is currently their Secretary.
Things are just beginning.... again.