Beth is an artist, illustrator, muralist, as well as a teacher in her native town of Edgefield, South Carolina. Beth has created and painted murals from Tennessee to Alabama, illustrated poetry and children’s books, and designed and painted horses for the “Horseplay Project” in Aiken.
Beth has received numerous awards for her logo designs, paintings, and photography. Her most recent logo won first place in South Carolina for “100 Years of Career Development.” Beth’s latest book illustrations were for Jane Jenkins Herlong, former Miss South Carolina. Beth has exhibited as “Outstanding Arts Educator” for the past several years at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta. The University of South Carolina in Aiken also featured Beth as an outstanding artist during the school’s 50 year celebration. Other locations to feature Beth’s work include: University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina Upstate, Lander University, and the South Carolina Art Educators Convention in Greenville.
Beth’s students have also received much recognition taking the top three spots in the Career Logo design contest for their region, being juried into The Morris Museum of Art for several years, as well as receiving first place in South Carolina for the SC Junior Duck Stamp Competition and the SC Reel Art Contest. One student also received first place in the Attorney Generals Gun Violence competition.
Beth has been teaching for 35 years. Her two daughters inherited the gift of art: Tracy majored in Art History and is a master at designing cakes and Robbie has a photography studio though she majored in Marine Science and Biology. Beth has two grand children, Nolan and Carter. Her husband, Van Clark, is also a teacher as well as a musician.