B Extraordinaire artist, Mary Beth Tipton is featured in the St. Louis Post Dispatch newspaper article, Made in St. Louis: Religion Teacher Rediscovered her love of painting by Pat Eby, Special to the Post-Dispatch, Jun 4, 2021.
Eby writes, "Tipton changed careers after 24 years teaching art in the classroom. She started her new career as director of religious education at the Church of St. Michael and St. George in Clayton in July 2019. Then the pandemic hit.
Although she worked remotely with her students in religious education classes, Tipton made good use of her newly found spare time. She returned to painting, created mixed-media pieces and ventured into marketing her work online, in shops and at local art fairs."
Learn more about Mary Beth on her gallery pages where she describes her art as "both playful and dark inspired by the familiar and domestic." In her most recent work she explores layers of texture and pattern. Abstract components recede, advance and mingle with figurative expressions. These aspects can be seen in her painting below, The Better Angels of our Nature, mixed media.
June 1, 2021, St. Louis, MO
Back to the Islands, oil on canvas, 30"x24", Kathy Corey
B Extraordinaire Gallery is delighted to announce "Back to the Islands", a painting by Saint Louis artist, Kathy Corey was selected by
Exhibizone International Group Exhibitions for Diversia:Nature-2021 online Exhibition.
“Back to the Islands,” a Florida Bay seascape that takes the viewer back to the islands to feel the balmy breezes, listen to the sea roll in and watch the sun go down.The exhibition opens officially on June 1, 2021 and will continue until June 30, 2021.
109 exceptional artworks from 86 brilliant international artists are now on sale at Diversia: Nature 2021 online exhibition exhibizone.com/diversia-nature-2021
Kathy Corey is an artist and the founder of B Extraordinaire Gallery. Originally from Key West, a descendant of seafarers, adventure seekers, and rapscallions lured by the ocean, her art is inspired by her heritage and love of the sea. Her artwork reflects nature's glory, the vastness and power of the ocean and all things therein. The ever-changing sky with its grandeur of colors, clouds and space takes her breath away. Island life, sundrenched children, and tropical gardens fill her canvases.
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