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Feature Artist - Beth Niquette

Altered Pages is honored
 to introduce you to 
Feature Artist
Beth Niquette


I am thrilled and honored to be today’s Featured Artist.  With the exception of one class in pen and ink technique, I am a self-taught artist.  I have lived in the Pacific Northwest most of my life and have been married to my husband, Alan for 31 years.  We have three adult children and for the last 23 years, my husband Alan and I have performed in a traveling drama ministry. In addition to art, I am a singer, dramatist and a musician.  I adore photography and I like writing—but my first love is art.  I was wielding a pencil as soon as I could hold one.  My canvas was the floor, the wall, a chest of drawers in my room—my poor Mumsie!


Cloud Ship with Original cloud photo–Cloud Painting    In 2007, I nearly lost my life to a skin eating bacteria.  While I was in recovery, my family bought a camera and photoshop program for me.  I learned a whole new way of seeing, as I captured faces and images in the clouds, and learned how to alter them so others could see what I saw.  This cloud ship was one my husband spotted.
Fragrance of Roses –As you can see, I love drawing borders, and my artwork reflects my love for Art Nouveau.  

Waterfalls -Colored pencil   I love to make faces into scenery.  This is one of the very first ones I did.  At first it didn’t turn out well at all—I had used the blender pencil and her face looked just awful.  Then I decided to put in well-weathered cracks in her rock face—that made all the difference in the world.  To this day, she’s one of my favorite scenery faces. 


Blue-Green Forest -Watercolor  I love to hide things in my drawings.  One can often find hearts, words, or faces in them.  In this watercolor painting, there is a hidden face.  Can you find her?





River Rock Painting -Acrylic  I have discovered a love of painting rocks recently.  My tiny 7-year old niece often inspires me to try different things—painting rocks is one of those happy experiments.


See more of Beth's art on her blog HERE! 



Comments

  1. Beth, you are so very talented! These are lovely. Thanks for sharing your art with us!

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  2. Absolutely stunning work - I am so glad that Altered Pages helped me "discover" you! Your drawing, coloring, composition, vision - just lovely. I look forward to what you will be doing with AP! Thanks for sharing your work.

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  3. What beautiful work. I love that you find inspiration everywhere. Thank you for sharing!!!!

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  4. Beautiful art♥ I especially like the face in the waterfall!

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  5. Wow your art is just beautiful Beth. I particularly love your rock painting, thanks so much for joining us as our Featured Guest Artist. xx

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  6. Another one of those times, I posted and it disappeared! THANKS for your guest appearance as a Featured Artist for AlteredPages. Your work is amazing!

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  7. Your artwork is absolutely amazing, Beth. I love the hidden face in your blue green forest, and the waterfall lady image looks just like stone. TFS your talents with us today!

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  8. Beautiful work, and I love the hidden faces!

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  9. I, too, love Art Nouveau and the piece with the green border is very reminiscent of Mucha - one of my favorite artists of the period. And, I've been tempted to try my hand at rock painting - I like the one you showcased.

    AlteredPages has a real knack for selecting artists - so very glad they found you, Beth. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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  10. How wonderful to see your beautiful artwork, Beth! Thank you for sharing your story and your work!

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  11. “There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”
    -- Pablo Picasso

    A vous, ma belle cousine septième !!!

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  12. Lovely to learn more about the talented Beth!

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  13. Wonderful and beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!~kim

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  14. I am SO honored to be featured. Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I'm SO encouraged.

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