About THE ARTIST
Beth Greene, a Connecticut native, grew up in the "quiet corner" in rural Thompson, and began painting as a young child. Beth's bedroom walls were filled with her paintings, edge to edge, floor to ceiling.
Intrigued with optical illusions, her paintings were meticulously and precisely measured and painted to produce that effect. She used whatever materials she could get her hands on, from the little tins of children’s watercolor paint to markers that faded with exposure to the sun to colored pencils. The insides of cereal boxes and scraps of paper were the canvases she used to fill her surroundings with design and color.
Equally fascinated with music, Beth began her piano career at 8 years old. She was classically trained and pursued a degree in music. She taught piano for 40 years.
Her husband Ron, also a Thompson native, encouraged her enthusiasm for the arts and her need to create something from nothing. While a stay at home mom for her two boys, Eric and Kevin, Beth put her " I can do that" philosophy into action and a larger than life art project was born. She built much of their first home and in the process became an accomplished designer and carpenter. For Beth, building a home is just one very big art project. The houses also became the palette she used to design and build furniture. One home led to another, and buying and flipping homes was a passion for many years.
She also had a very successful birdhouse business, creating custom birdhouses from photos of the buyer’s home. Today people around the world are enjoying her creations. Nails and paint were her medium and wood was her canvas.
Now, at 58 years old, Beth has set aside her power tools and is putting brush to canvas and combining her love of classical music with her love of painting, creating canvasses with exciting, musical splashes of color. Her unique paintings are energetic, colorful, and free-spirited, and she is not intimidated by size, preferring very large works. Beth now resides in Noank, CT, in the latest home building project, and paints in her small, sunny, studio by the water. As always, she is dedicated to her journey.