Bethany received her BFA from Bradley University and began her career at Eastern Accents, a handmade textiles manufacturer in Chicago, IL. From there, she began a long-term position at Gary Lee Partners, an architecture + design firm in Chicago,IL. After working as their Furniture Procurement Director for many years, Bethany started her own consulting company, offering full service procurement management to high-end interior designers across the country. This part-time role offers Bethany balance against her work as an artist, a contrast that she very much seeks. Her company Interior Procurement Group is run remotely from her home base in Peoria, IL. Bethany relocated to Peoria Illinois with her husband and two kids in 2014. Peoria's supportive arts community and studio space availability is what sparked Bethany to devote more time and effort into her work as an artist. This devotion has allowed her to truly find her own language and growth as an artist which has resulted in representation by Agora Gallery in NYC and publications in ARTisSpectrum Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine, Current Masters World Wide Art Book and ArtPlatform NYC.
Bethany's career within the interior design industry has been a big influence in her development as an artist, and a stepping stone in transitioning to textile designs. Bethany's fabric patterns are created from small sections of her original large scale paintings. This has allowed her to maintain her beloved, uncontrolled and large scaled process of painting, while fulfilling her craving for a more out-come controlled process with product design. The result is a transition of fine art to a product that is truly unique and one that reflects Bethany's love of interior design, color and well constructed palettes.
Bethany paints out of her studio in the Studios on Sheridan building, where she is a resident artist. Bethany's fabrics and products are printed and handmade out of a small workroom in Pennsylvania. Stay connected on Bethany's upcoming gallery shows and market participation around the country, by joining the mailing list