Allegheny Summer Morning, 2000
Pastel on Paper
Beth Goldston received her BA at Meredith College, and studied art at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro, UNC Asheville, and the Greenville County Museum School of Art in South Carolina. She served as a member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, Southeastern Pastel Society, Chatham County Arts Council, and the Triangle Land Conservancy. She has taught art on the high school and college level for over 25 years and has led workshops in watercolor and other media around the state. Goldston paints what she sees and experiences everyday. Allegheny Summer Morning speaks of her reverence for the land. According to Goldston, freshly plowed fields, bales of hay lying in sun-baked pastures and the long shadows of cedars and tall pine, all evoke a sense of continuity and wellbeing. She is intrigued with the effects of light and atmospheric conditions on the landscape. Her goal is to express her responses to the various times of day, the changing seasons and to capture an elusive sense of time and place. In a style ranging from crisp realism to soft impressionism, her paintings reflect her love of nature and quiet life. Her award winning pastels, watercolors and oils were shown in solo exhibitions at Meredith College, the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, and the Raleigh Fine Arts Society.