Fine Art

Earth, Body, and Paint

Inspired by her own personal earth relationship practice and a 2017 movement study with Helen Poynor, a UK-based environmental dance/movement trainer, Beth works at various natural sites with her paint and body/earth practice.

Beth’s nature/body practice has crystallized through several streams of connection: her childhood upbringing close to the natural world, her training as a shamanic practitioner, and her lifelong ecstatic experiences in nature.

After graduating from NSCAD with a degree in fine art and environmental planning, Beth started painting landscapes on the coast of Chebucto Head. During that time, she noticed that different ways of painting and attitudes either gave energy back to the land or took away from it. These observations inspired her to make sure that her art practice always left a place in a helpful way. This interplay of relationship and generosity propelled her towards ritual and intense spiritual study.

Since those early years, Beth immersed herself in extensive advanced training in shamanism at the Foundation of Shamanic Studies and with Betsy Bergstrom, yoga teacher training with the Himalayan Institute, and abstract painting instruction with Leya Evelyn.

She is captivated by the normalization of the ecstatic experience in nature expressed through natural movement and paint. In this space, she feels fully alive and believes that our deep connection to self, the land, and each other is the key to thriving as a species.

Beth is inspired by the writings of deep ecologists Bill Plotkin and David Abram, and the spiritual writings of Hilary Hart, Starhawk, and Joanna Macy.

Where to purchase

Starflower Studio Blandford, Nova Scotia.

ADJA Studio Gallery Main St. Liverpool NS.

Lane’s Privateer Inn Liverpool NS. Art Suite #127.

Work on paper. 2017

Work on paper 2017

Work on paper 2017

LIFE. Mixed media on birch. 2017 $480

Awakening oil on birchboard 2013

Earth Magic for owner of Little Mysterys Books
oil on canvas 2010

Aspotogan Rebirth mixed media on canvas. 2015 30 × 24 $720