Morning Kiss by Beth Carver
What do you look for in a work of art? I am drawn to works that stir the emotions in some way-- the reason I have always been drawn to Norman Rockwell's drawings and paintings. Much of his work makes you want to laugh or cry or think seriously.
When I first saw Beth Carver's paintings, I was drawn to them in a similar way. They are free from any element of superficiality: airbrushed bodies, retouched faces and plastic smiles. Beth's paintings strike a chord. At once you can feel that here is an artist who understands and is sympathetic toward the human plight. And it is no wonder. Beth says that the inspiration for her work and her ability to achieve the emotional impact that it generates are the result of an epiphany she had on the beach of Melbourne, Florida while thinking about the impending death of her father. She noticed a large, older woman playing in the surf with the exuberance of a child, and her joy lifted Beth's spirits. From that time on, Beth focused all her talent and skill on creating paintings centered on the precious joy of living, paintings that would make the "viewer feel the warmth of the sun and the coolness of the sea like the touch of a friend or relative bringing love and happiness."
A sampling of her work:
To read more about the artist, go HERE. To view a gallery of original works, go HERE. For a gallery of available Giclee prints, go HERE.
Just so you know, I did not receive compensation of any kind for this post; I just like the art.
Happy Official First Day of Summer! And to my friends in the Southern hemisphere, I hope these images will bring a little touch of the summer to come to your part of the world!