Putting the "Bee" in Believe
In my original art I hope you find an escape, a smile, maybe even a laugh, as I paint the joy I feel when I am knee-deep in the garden with the bees. I love to inject playful and loving humor into my art. When people say they've smiled with happiness or chuckled with delight at my work, I feel like I won the lottery. Thank you for giving my art a loving home
After a flinty New England upbringing, a career as a Marine, and then another as a school administrator and teacher, I turned my face to the sun, returning to a childhood love of art. I'm living my dream combining my long-time passion and talent for teaching and training with a deep love of art and craft.
You'll find me offering instruction in painting, mixed media, needle crafts, fiber, and more, in a variety of settings from private and small group sessions to larger workshops and retreats, and virtually! You will also find me in schools, summer camps, and youth programs. I teach in person in a special education environment and specialize in accessible instruction for the blind, visually impaired, learning disabled, and those suffering memory loss, dementia, and other unique challenges. I teach all ages and abilities.
I live in the greater DC area with Mr. Bethcanpaint, my husband of 30 years, with whom I've successfully raised, homeschooled, and launched our now-adult daughters.
In addition to the flower garden, bees, and the ocean, I adore dogs, baby necks, road trips, and cooking.
Catch up with me on Instagram at @bethcanpaint.
Bee There. Keep Going!
"Classes with Beth are fun! Each class has been so engaging, I didn’t realize how much transferable technique I learned. Her steps, tips, and tricks have helped me grow as a painter. Looking forward to the next class with Beth!" ~ Alanna, California, USA
"Beth's classes are fun as well as instructive!! She is generous with her tips and tricks and wants her students to be successful. Looking forward to future classes with her!!" ~ Linda, Ohio, USA