Meet Bethany Sky Whitman
"I have been creating art and music since I was seven years old. I don’t know if it’s simply an escape from reality or just a part of what makes me feel whole and alive. What I do know is I am driven to create without boundaries"…
Hello and thank you for visiting my online Gallery.
I have to admit one of the things I like the least is talking about myself, but here is a little about me.
I was born in Miami, FL and currently live between Fort Lauderdale, FL. and Las Vegas, NV.
I am a self taught artist and I paint for a living full time 7 days a week about 11 hours a day and I truly love it. Every painting I create is like a page in my personal diary. Everything that I feel and live on a day to day basis pours out in colors on to the canvas.
I feel very honored to say that my paintings are collected worldwide and my art hangs on the walls of several galleries here in south Florida. I work with many interior designers from Florida, New York, California and Washington on custom pieces. I also enjoy displaying my paintings in art shows across the USA. The one thing that makes me feel truly accomplished as an artist is the connection I share with others through my paintings.
After all, art can be just as personal to the buyer as it is to the artist. It's something that represents your personality.
You feel proud to own it, knowing it's an original and the only one of its kind.
You have something that someone created with raw passion and the purest of thought. Only now to become a part of your passion and to represent your individuality.
I am frequently asked about my creative process and the truth is that 95% of my paintings are created on a spontaneous note. I love the feeling that comes over me the very moment I step in front of a blank canvas. No plans, just a rush of pure inner energy as I create until something lights up inside of me telling me the art is complete.
I use everything I can get my hands on to create my art including oils, acrylics, clay, charcoal, textured mediums, pencils, paper, rags, ink, palette knives, fingers, brushes, sponges and anything else I can find laying around the studio that will add a great effect to the painting or illustration.
I feel a huge obligation to my wonderful collectors that when I say it's an original painting they are truly getting a one of a kind. I will never duplicate my work simply because it degrades the value considerably. I don't think it would be fair or even honest to call one of my paintings a hand painted original and then make the same exact painting 100's of times calling it an original just because it's hand painted. I understand this can be a bit frustrating when a painting you may have wanted sold. But I am always happy to create a painting using similar colors/style and in the end I know you will appreciate having a true original that will increase in value over time.
After working in a wildlife rescue center for seven years, I am still to this day extremely active in the conservation of our wildlife. A percentage of my art sales are donated to various wildlife charities.
I want to give a very special thanks to all of my amazing clients. I can't express enough my gratitude for your continued support and letters that have brought me to big smiles, chills and even heartwarming tears.
"A WONDERFUL SURPRISE BLOG written about me and after reading it I honestly felt like I could fly!! Thank you so so much Zoe, Jeff & Erica!!! You guys are pure heart"!! xxo
Here is my cover version of "Knockin On Heavens Door" thanks for the listen!